NES Classic Latest News & Updates: Amazon Prime Makes It Available Today In Some Cities!

By Joe Marsalis , Updated Dec 15, 2016 07:29 PM EST
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It's safe to say that the NES Classic has been a pretty big hit for Nintendo this holiday season. Every old-school gamer wants one, and the company seems like they hadn't really anticipated the incoming demand for the throwback console. A lot of people have been left without a NES Classic for Christmas as a result; however, that may be changing for some people today.

Amazon has announced on their official Twitter account that they're restocking some units of the NES Classic for Amazon Prime subscribers. It's not just any Amazon Prime subscriber, however, as the restock is only limited to a handful of cities, namely New York, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas. Basically, that's New York and four big Texas cities, available beginning today and while stocks last. Amazon Prime offers free and immediate two-hour delivery, and it wouldn't be surprising if the amount of stock available on the service would sell out immediately. Jump on the chance as early as you can.

The NES Classic is selling for only $60, which explains its quick selling out by the end of November, reports GameSpot. The console uses software emulation technology to reproduce 30 NES games via USB and in full high definition. It comes with classic titles such as "The Legend of Zelda," the original "Super Mario Bros.," "Pac-Man," and the original "Final Fantasy," among others, pretty much bringing back many people's childhoods to them in an age full of advanced video game technology.

Nintendo is aware that the supply for the NES Classic really falls short of its demand, and are taking steps to produce as much as they can for the current holiday season. Meanwhile, other retailers and sites are trying to sell and/or give out as many units as they can, but it's still not enough.

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