The NES Classic Edition finally released this past Friday but it seems that people are finding the miniature console hard to actually purchase. All of the hype and nostalgia have made fans go out and buy it day one but Nintendo has made it nearly impossible to get one; like they always seem to do with their consoles.Most retailers that were selling the NES Classic Edition didn’t even seem to have many in stock to begin with. Amazon put some of them on sale around 2 pm the day of, but those got sold almost immediately. Is this part of Nintendo’s evil plan to make the console look like it’s selling astronomically when in fact there was barely any consoles shipped out?
Nintendo is very aware that the NES Classic Edition is very hard to find at the moment. The company went ahead and posted some updates via their Twitter page-
“The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand. There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. Please contact your local retailers to check availability. A selection of participating retailers can be found @ http://Nintendo.com/nes-classic“.
I’ve seen some people comment online saying how their local GameStop only received a handful of mini NES’s. Either Nintendo did not foresee the popularity of their retro throwback console or they just wanted it to be in high demand. This same situation reminds of the launch of the Nintendo Wii; shipping a low number of units to retailers to create a supply and demand problem.
If you’re still looking to buy an NES Classic Edition, keep calling your local retailers and checking out Amazon’s site when you can. Wish you all good luck in finding one in time for the holidays!