Video games industry analyst Mat Piscatella wrote on Twitter, “The NES Classic was June 2018’s highest unit-selling hardware platform, while the PlayStation 4 led the market in dollar sales. This is the first time a Nintendo Entertainment System console has led in monthly unit sales since [market research company NPD] tracking began in 1995.”
How did this happen? The way I see it, there are a few primary factors at play. The Switch is thriving and has gamers more excited about Nintendo than they’ve been in years, especially following the relative flop of the Wii U. With such good vibes encircling the Nintendo scene these days, the thought of dropping $60, i.e. the price of one Switch game, on a NES Classic and exploring the company’s esteemed back catalogue seems like a pretty low-risk, high-reward investment. Lastly, nostalgia is always en vogue, and the NES Classic is a facsimile (albeit shrunk down) of an ’80s icon, so again, buying is a bit of a no-brainer.
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