So it shouldn't come as a surprise that after it made its way back to gamers' favorites stores, it ended up June's highest unit-selling hardware platform in the U.S., according to NPD.
The tiny console outsold heavyweights like the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo's own Switch. In Nintendo's case, the company had initially made a decision to discontinue making the NES Classic console which was doing very well. The little retro console that could? That's especially impressive considering that the NES Classic Edition was only re-released on June 29. "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".
The NES Classic Mini was first introduced in November 2016.
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". 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. The NES Classic retails for $59.99 and comes loaded with 30 games including Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Pac-Man. What do you make of this report and does this make you want to invest in an NES Classic Edition? Most recently, Nintendo added another way with the NES Classic - and it's paying off to the tune of the Classic flat-out beating every modern console in June.