NPD: Nintendo’s NES Classic was January’s third best-selling console

GamesBeat reported final week that a PlayStation 4 was a top-selling gaming complement in January, and a Xbox One had a best Jan ever. But Nintendo had a clever month as good interjection to a energy of nostalgia.

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition, a $60 reversion device that looks like a tiny chronicle of a company’s 8-bit gaming system, outsold the Wii U, according to industry-tracking organisation The NPD Group. That’s some-more justification that Nintendo’s outgoing Wii U hardware is passed during retail. The publisher has a hybrid home/handheld Switch console rising in dual weeks on Mar 3 to reinstate it, though a NES Classic is doing a excellent pursuit offered hardware for Nintendo.

“The NES Classic Edition was a third best-selling console of a month,” NPD researcher Sam Naji explained.

The NES Classic, that comes bundled with 30 built-in games, has held on like crazy. It was still scarcely unfit to find during retailers or online in January, and many sentimental fans are still looking for one. But adequate people were means to spend a $60 to make a NES Classic No. 3 for a month.

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