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The 12 Worst Decisions Nintendo Has Ever Made

Nintendo is riding high right now and with good reason. They shipped one of the hottest toys of the holiday season last November with the NES Classic and couldn’t keep the thing on store shelves (the jury’s still out on whether this was due to higher than expected demand or Nintendo simply not having enough supply), and now their home console fortunes seem to have changed for the better thanks to the early success of the Nintendo Switch. This return to form couldn’t have come at a better time for Nintendo, as the company has struggled in recent years to remain relevant in an industry that, in some ways, had started to leave them behind. read more

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Nintendo Clarifies Why They Discontinued The NES Classic

To the surprise of many (read: everyone), Nintendo recently discontinued their wildly successful NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the Nintendo Entertainment System with 30 classic games. Amid the frantic rush to snatch up the last systems sitting on store shelves, the big question on everyone’s mind is why Nintendo would decide to stop selling that was still a hot ticket item nearly six months after its original release. It’s been speculated that Nintendo did so in order to focus their resources on manufacturing the Nintendo Switch — which sold 2.7 million units in March — or possibly because Nintendo plans to replace the NES Classic with a mini Super Nintendo later this year. Now, in a pair of new interviews, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé offers an explanation. read more