NES Classic Edition News & Update: Elusive Gaming Console Sold Out at Urban Outfitters, RetroEngine Sigma as a Viable Alternative

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Dec 07, 2016 05:58 AM EST
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Like "Pokemon GO," the NES Classic Edition took the world by storm last month when it was released into the wild, letting nostalgic players reminisce their childhood in an awesome new toy. The miniature replica of the NES game console immediately sold out when it was released on November 10, and now limited stocks have been available in retailers. The elusive gaming console on sale at Urban Outfitters since yesterday, and it seems that the elusive gaming console sold out there as well. For those who have missed out,t eh RetroEngine Sigma is a viable alternative to the NES Classic Edition.

As per BGR, the NES Classic Edition went on sale at Urban Outfitters yesterday, just in time for the holiday rush. Urban Outfitters has long been known for their quirky, hipster merchandise, and it's no surprise that they're selling limited stocks of the elusive gaming console. As of press time, the NES Classic Edition has been sold out at Urban Outfitters as well. Great news, though, as there's an alternative for '80s and '90s gaming nerds who want to get in on the action.

According to Digital Trends, the RetroEngine Sigma from design company Doyodo Team is a viable alternative to the NES Classic Edition. They're currently holding a crowdfunding campaign for the RetroEngine, which is described as a plug-and-play mini console and media player that can emulate classic video games. Now that the NES gaming console sold out at Urban Outfitters, are gamers looking for another viable alternative?

Those who support the RetroEngine Sigma crowdfunding campaign will receive digital Christmas gift vouchers that promises delivery during the product's retail launch come quarter two of 2017. The upcoming RetroEngine Sigma is powered by the Kodi Media Center, and will let gamers install several applications such as emulators that run 8-bit and 16-bit console libraries. It also features built-in WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities, enabling gamers to connect to controllers such as the Sony DualShock 4.

To keep up on the latest on the elusive NES Classic Edition and the viable alternative, RetroEngine Sigma, check back regularly. Comment below if you've managed to grab the NES Classic Edition.

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