The NES Classic Edition is a console that hasn't exactly been known for its availability. At launch and through the holiday season, it was notoriously difficult for eager fans to get their hands on the $60 microconsole; stock shortages were quite prevalent. All the same, Nintendo has been doing its best to keep up with demand and it seems that despite the shortages, the console sold quite well last month.

The January NPD results are just now starting to come out, and it's been revealed that the NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console of the month, coming in behind the PS4 and Xbox One in first and second place, respectively. Furthermore, in a fascinating yet completely expected turn of events, this means that the Wii U was actually outsold by the NES Mini for the month.

What do you think? Did you pick up an NES Mini last month? Do you think stock will finally catch up with demand now? Drop us a comment in the section below.

[via venturebeat.com]