In a time interview, Reggie confirmed how many NES Classic Units they sold. He also said it was only meant to be a holiday product and why they had to cancel it
Even with that extraordinary level of performance, we understand that people are frustrated about not being able to find the system, and for that we really do apologize,” he said. “But from our perspective, it’s important to recognize where our future is and the key areas that we need to drive. We’ve got a lot going on right now and we don’t have unlimited resources.