Recently, we have reported that both the NES Classic Edition in North America as well as the Famicom Classic Edition in Japan have been discontinued. Now, a Nintendo of Australia representative has told Vooks that the diminutive system has also been discontinued in Australia.

We can confirm that we are no longer manufacturing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System. If production resumes in the future, an update will be posted on the official Nintendo website.

What all of these statements have done is left the door open for future returns, but it's nevertheless disappointing - and arguably baffling - that a system with ongoing demand is being put on ice.

It seems the fate of the system is pretty much sealed, then; we can only hope that the system gets another run in the future.