Nintendo has issued a statement saying that it has discontinued the NES Classic Edition in North America, and the Famicom Classic Edition in Japan. There is currently no word on the fate of the NES Classic Mini we have seen distributed in Europe. Interestingly, in the US and Japanese statements, Nintendo says that it has ceased production of the mini retro consoles "for this year," and "for now", respectively. That suggests that it might re-re-release the same or similar mini consoles in 2018.