Clearly that interest hasn't dropped, as its re-release in 2018 put the NES Classic Console back on top.
The US$59 (RM240) miniature offline nostalgia system, Nintendo's official NES Classic Edition, ended June 2018 as the US' best-selling video game console, selling more units than the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and the SNES Classic. This is the first time a Nintendo Entertainment System console has led in monthly unit sales since NPD tracking began in 1995.
The NPD Group has just released its monthly report, highlighting software and hardware sales in the United States, and Nintendo's re-stocked NES Classic Edition sold more units than any other hardware. It's also quite affordable, way more so than the regular consoles on the market for current games. Xbox numbers hardware profits almost doubled over a year ago, while Nintendo's rose by about 50%, despite declining 3DS numbers.
"Gains were driven by Fortnite, promotions around the E3 period, and reinvigorated distribution of the NES Classic, among other factors", read the NPD's commentary.
"Xbox One hardware dollar sales almost doubled in June 2018 when compared to a year ago, while Switch sales jumped over 50 percent", the analyst said. While you can't insert vintage NES cartridges into it, the console supports game saves and connects to TVs via a HDMI cable. A Nintendo Switch edition was revealed and released during E3.
The tiny console outsold heavyweights like the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo's own Switch. Let us know in the comments.