Nintendo cutting support for older consoles?

nintendologoJapanese website ITMedia is reporting that Nintendo intends to cut official support for most of its older consoles, including the NES, the Super NES, the Nintendo 64, the GameBoy and the GameBoy Pocket.

According to a translated post on Evil Avatar, the first console Nintendo will be cutting official support for is the Famicom system — Japan’s equivalent to the NES, on October 31st. Then Nintendo will end support for the rest of the above-mentioned consoles soon thereafter.

Come to think of it, I’m surprised that Nintendo continued support for those consoles all these years. Didn’t Microsoft abandon the Xbox the second the Xbox 360 debut, while Sony continues to support the PS2?

The only consoles left that Nintendo will support is Gamecube, Wii, GameBoy Advance and DS. Considering that Wii and DS continue to sell like hotcakes, it’s probably a wise move to cut off remaining loose ends to maximize profits.


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