Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé has explained why the company shut down production of the incredibly popular Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition, or NES Mini to you and me. The short answer is: They’re very busy with Switch, buy that instead.
“We had originally planned for this to be a product for last holiday,” Fils-Aimé told TIME. “We just didn’t anticipate how incredible the response would be. Once we saw that response, we added shipments and extended the product for as long as we could to meet more of that consumer demand.”
“But from our perspective, it’s important to recognise where our future is,” he added, “And the key areas that we need to drive. We’ve got a lot going on right now and we don’t have unlimited resources.”
Nintendo ended up shipping 2.3 million NES Minis and there have been rumours of a SNES Mini for this Christmas.