Nintendo Classic Mini is Out Today: Limited Supply and No Pre-orders in Retail Outlets, EBay Pre-order at Higher PriceBy Marjorie, UniversityHerald Reporter
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was the best-selling game console and restored the dying gaming industryin 1983 after it was released in 1985 in the U.S. Yesterday, the console is back again, but this time as an official mini replica.
Priced at $59.99, the return of the smash classic will make waves in the market. However, Nintendo NES Classic fans were warned -- the console is in short supply and the demand is high so expect a cutthroat purchase process.
For those who can't wait to get their hands on NES, you can buy from the following retail outlets where the product is available.
Amazon noted the public about the availability of the Classic Nintendo that the stock won't take long and advised shoppers that the order will be limited to one per customer only, according to a The Verge report. Amazon said that they will announce once the stock became available again.
The outlet will also be selling NES bundled with an extra controller at a price of $270, CNET reported.
The retail outlet didn't accept pre-orders after the release announcement. NES will be available on a first come first serve basis and there are no midnight openings, so be sure to get in line before the store opens.
Same with Best Buy, Gamestop did not offer pre-orders. They also noted the public that the supply will come out in a limited supply in the store and even online.
The forerunner Nintendo Store in New York held a midnight launch for the Nintendo fans who would like to immerse themselves in the 80's Nintendo memories.
NES will also be available at Target outlets and pre-orders so Nintendo fans are advised to check out the opening time of the retail outlets in their respective areas.
Those who are not able to get and at these retail outlets, eBay may be the answer. However, due to the high demand of the NES Classic Edition all throughout the holiday season, expect that the prices will be higher than the retail.