REPORTS ON THE INTERNET CLAIM THAT NORWEGIAN SHOPS have made a liar out of the boss of Nintendo, by telling anyone and everyone that the firm ain't gonna keep making the NES Classic despite it being an immediate success.
This is strange, perhaps unlikely news, but retailers in Norway ain't holding back on it. According to a report on Gamereactor, they are telling shoppers to keep moving when they come looking for a NES Classic console because Nintendo has put the thing to bed.
This flies in the face of actual words from Nintendo that promised that production was in the ascendance, with the firm having already shifted 1.5 million units. When we reported on these figures at least one user lamented that he had never seen the console in stock anywhere, while someone else thought the whole thing was bullshit.
Norwegian store Spillsjappa took to Facebook to tell consumers the bad news. It says that an official local distributor bought the bad tidings to it, and that it is its duty to pass it on.
We have ran the statement through Google Translate, so, like the shop, we can only apologise.
"Now it's official. NES Classic has expired discontinued the Nordic Nintendo importer Bergsala AB. This is tragic for us and our customers then they will not fully deliver the order we placed in July 2016. It comes deliveries in March and April and then it's over :-( We will contact all queued with us and those who sat in the queue will eventually get the sad news by email first", it says.
"We will continue to monitor queue Slavic course and those who stand first at any time will be delivered first. We can only regret this when we first were told that we will soon be able to deliver to all and then came contra message that is how it appears not."
This is confusing stuff, and we do not mean the translation. We have asked Nintendo in the UK if it has anything official to cough on the current production situation. µ
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