Nintendo’s Missed Question Mark
M.G. Siegler

I think it’s important to keep in mind that the Nintendo Classic is a single-sale item, while the Switch is a platform for selling games. Each Classic customer is worth $60, while a Switch customer is worth $299 (or whatever it costs) plus all the titles purchased for it. I’m not sure if the NES Classic would have been desirable if people were forced to pay for each retro game individually. The Switch is the future. The Classic is a nice nod to the past, but not a market with anywhere near the growth of a new system.