Nintendo NES Restock News & Update: NES Classic Edition Available In Select Cities Via Amazon Prime, Amazon Books; More Consoles Coming Early 2017

By V Doctor , Updated Dec 15, 2016 02:59 PM EST
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Customers who missed out on the Nintendo NES on Black Friday can still avail of the popular gaming console on Amazon Prime. The Nintendo NES Classic Edition will be available in select cities in the coming days.

Nintendo NES Restock in 10 U.S. Cities

Kiro7 reported that Amazon Prime started offering the NES Nintendo Classic Edition on Dec. 14, 2016. The retro gaming system is priced at $60 and was immediately sold out at various places since it launched. There are offerings in online marketplaces by resellers, although the cost has been increased significantly from the retail price. 

The Nintendo NES Classic Edition was restocked at certain stores and locations like Toys-R-Us and Target. Although potential customers had to wait for several hours without any certainty whether they will acquire a unit, due to limited stocks.

Earlier in December, Amazon sold close to 20 Nintendo NES units at its Amazon Books store in University Village in Seattle. Nintendo recently announced that the Nintendo NES Classic Edition will launch in 10 select cities, namely Washington D.C., Miami, Orlando, Baltimore, Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Atlanta, Tampa, Richmond and Nashville.

According to a BestBuy spokesperson, the Nintendo NES will be available on December 20 at limited quantities in brick-and-mortar stores, which will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Nintendo NES will not be available online, however.

Other Customer Options

It will be ideal for customers to contact their local outlets first to determine if there are upcoming shipments and the total units. Others may have the advantage of getting early insider news which may allow them to reserve the Nintendo NES without having to line up.

Others may resort to following inventory tracking sites. The last option would be to purchase the Nintendo NES from online resellers, who may price each unit anywhere between $200 and $600.

BGR reported that the Nintendo NES Classic Edition continue to restock, although in limited numbers. Nintendo stated that it will continue producing new units and plan to create a steady flow of gaming consoles through early 2017. More updates and details are expected soon.

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