After selling out prior to Christmas last year, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles were much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. Some preferred to wait for new stock, however, so they could get one for the original retail price of around £50.

Unfortunately, that is no longer likely. Nintendo has revealed that it will not be manufacturing any new NES Classic Mini units in Europe, America or Japan. If you missed out then, you missed out for good, it seems.

Speaking to Eurogamer, a Nintendo spokesman revealed that there are no plans to make any more Minis: "We can confirm that we are no longer manufacturing the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System," he said.

He did give a glimmer of hope, however: "If production resumes in the future, an update will be posted on the official Nintendo website."

You will be able to keep up with that news on Pocket-lint or Nintendo.co.uk.

In the meantime, you can always build your own retro games console - one that's not restricted to 30 games. We did so ourselves and have detailed the entire process in our handy how to guide here: Can't buy a NES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50