Nintendo will cease manufacturing consoles

Originally posted by "By Hirohiko Niizumi@ GameSpot"

Nintendo will cease manufacturing its two classic consoles.

Nintendo revealed today that it will stop manufacturing its Famicom (NES) and Super Famicom (SNES) consoles in Japan in September. Likewise, Nintendo will also stop its disk-rewriting services for the Famicom Disk System, a supplemental device released in 1986. While the Famicom Disk System is no longer manufactured, the Famicom and Super Famicom consoles have been kept in production, with the Famicom going through a model change for its 10th anniversary. The Super Famicom also went through some cosmetic changes in 1998. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original Famicom, which was released in 1983.

By Hirohiko Niizumi, GameSpot [POSTED: 05/30/03 11:05 AM]

heh, I bet the title got your attention.
. . but I was surprised to hear that it was still being produced. It think games were even still being produced for it. The most recent one I heard of was made in 1999, can't remember the name.

This is why I'm such a Nintendo fan, their consoles have so much life and potential. I still use my 8-bit NES almost weekly.
i knew it was too good to be true :devil

im suprised they were still in production as well

the sms had a good life span as well (not in US)