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Famicom Mini (NES Classic Edition) Sells a Quarter of a Million Units in Japan During First Three Days

Famicom Mini

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition isn’t only proving a hot commodity in the West – its Japanese counterpart sold over a quarter of a million units during launch week in Japan.

According to figures compiled by both Media Create and Famitsu, the Famicom Mini sold between 261,000 – 262,000 units for the week commencing November 7 – especially impressive when you consider the unit only launched on November 10.

Like the NES Classic, the Famicom Mini is a miniaturised version of Nintendo’s debut console, and comes preloaded with 30 classic games – although Japanese consumers have to shell out extra for a power supply.

In the US, Nintendo recently moved to assure customers that more stock of the console was on the way, after retailers sold out of the unit within hours of it going on sale last Friday.

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