The SNES and NES Classic Mini have proven to be a huge success for Nintendo since the systems were launched and resulted in many companies trying to emulate this success with their own retro devices. It turns out, both of Nintendo’s miniature systems have been so successful, combined global sales have now surpassed 10 million units.
Speaking at Nintendo’s Q2 2019 financial briefing, President Shuntaro Furukawa made it official and explained how the Japanese company expected the systems to be in even greater demand leading into this year’s holiday season:
Combined global sales of the NES Classic Edition and the Super NES Classic Edition have now surpassed 10 million units. The Super NES Classic Edition, released last fall, and the NES Classic Edition, re-released in June of this year, both continue to sell as must-have products, and the fact that they are so affordable suggests that they will be in even greater demand during the holiday season.
If this figure doesn’t immediately impress you, to put it in perspective, the Wii U’s lifetime sales were capped at just under 14 million units. For two miniature retro systems – including more than 20 games each – to sell more than 10 million units is quite the feat.
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