NES Classic Edition was the third best-selling console in January

The NPDs are out for January, and the PlayStation 4 wrapped up another routine month of perching on top as the best-selling console with the Xbox One just below it. However, the third place victor is the real story here as Nintendo has risen through the ranks to make its mark… and no thanks to the Wii U, either.

We’re talking about the NES Classic Edition. Nintendo’s $60 mini console, which has reportedly sold 1.5 million units since its launch, was the third best-selling console in January. Shortages during the holiday season pushed many potential buyers into the post-Christmas season, boosting January’s numbers for jilted customers.

Word of shortages and an expensive secondary market still plague the console everywhere it turns up, so it is likely that not everyone who wants one has one yet.

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