Yesterday, news broke that Nintendo would be discontinuing its miniature NES Classic console. The sad news streak continues today with confirmation that the Japanese version of the NES Classic, the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer (aka, the Famicon Classic,) will also be ending production.
The Famicom Classic was similar to the NES Classic, offering a lineup of 30 retro games, although it featured a design based off the original Famicom — the Japanese version of Nintendo’s first console before the company redesigned and rebranded it for the US.
Like the NES Classic, though, Nintendo’s statement (as translated by Polygon) does leave some room for the Famicon Mini to return.
This product has ended production for now. When production is being resumed, we will tell you on our website.
For now, though, it looks like any fans still hoping to pick up either version of Nintendo’s diminutive throwback console will be stuck with marked up grey market sellers.