Nintendo NES Classic Edition News: Console Sold Out! Nintendo Promises to Restock for the Holidays; Here’s Where to Get Yours Now!

By Louise Bonquin , Updated Nov 29, 2016 08:06 AM EST
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NES Classic Edition is sold out but there are stores where they are still available. Find out where here!
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The NES Classic Edition has been released on Nov. 11. The console is actually the smaller version of the original console that was first sold in 1985. Nintendo decided to make it again out of nostalgia and it unexpectedly becomes one of the hottest selling items at the moment.

The NES Classic Edition was initially sold for only $60 apiece but as the demand increase and the supply could not be met by Nintendo, stores started to add markups of as much as $390. On the day of release, the NES Classic Edition sold out at once on popular online stores. The consoles disappeared just within two minutes every time.

There is no denying that the NES Classic Edition is the hottest console right now. And since it is always gone in mere minutes, Nintendo made a promise to restock supplies so buyers can have them this holiday.

"The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand, " Nintendo America announced via Twitter. "There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year."

Now, if you are one of those who is looking forward on getting their hands on the hottest classic console, you might want to check out these stores: First, there is Walmart. The store is not receiving any new units but it still has NES Classic Edition consoles to sell because it limited its sale for a certain number each day.

To grab your chance to have the elusive NES Classic Edition, simply visit the store's online site at around 5 pm everyday. With luck, you may see the unit listed on one of the sale pages and it may be up for Cyber Monday sale event too.

Second, Amazon sold more NES Classic Edition during the Black Friday weekend. The store has some stocks left but expects to buy them at higher prices. Cyber Monday is the best time to check it out on Amazon's site.

Lastly, GameStop could be the best choice because it sells NES Classic Edition on its original price of $59. There are deals that also offer the console as a bundle with games or controller for only $69.

Nintendo did not mention any exact date when the new batch is coming. But, as suggested by Smyths Toys UK, they are expecting the NES Classic Edition to arrive before Dec. 9.

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