The title is slightly unfair, since Miyamoto had almost nothing to do with the Virtual Boy. The current decision to stop production of the NES Classic, however, deserves ridicule. Nintendo used to be extremely skilled at creating artificial scarcity, but nowadays they just veer straight into baffling-decisions-territory and end up feeling the consequences.

Oh, we’ve mentioned this before, too.

Robert and I tried to write an alt text for this comic about deadweight loss, but we couldn’t quite get a pun to come together. It did, however, result in Robert making this terrible thing: “deadweight_loss.jpg.”

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