The NES Classic Edition may have not been selling at the same rate as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 but that is mainly because it was already flying off the store shelves. PlayStation 4 was selling at a rate of one every 20 seconds and the Xbox One was selling one a minute during Black Friday. The system was an instant hit and a reminder that for Nintendo there is hope to get to its glory days. Or it could be that we want to live the glory days of video games when it was not about the DLC (downloadable content) and multiplayer. The $60 console preloaded with 30 retro games has created a very real supply shortage for Nintendo.

That has opened up the door for many people on the online marketplace eBay the most expensive and only place to buy the Classic. Or maybe not. Walmart, Best Buy and Target seem to always be out of the Classic Edition, with stock only showing up periodically. Making getting your hands on an NES Classic Edition is almost impossible.


“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 product availability.” ~Nintendo

You can constantly keep stalking the stores for new stock or you can use this use this nifty stock-checking tool which will show you inventory that comes in overnight. It beats camping outside the store before opening time to get your hands on a console.



How to Get Your Hands on a NES Classic Edition

  • Buy it on eBay (avg cost $200)
  • Use stock-checking tool

By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |