Where To Buy The NES Classic - Black Friday And Beyond

Posted: Nov 21 2016, 3:39pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 21 2016, 3:53pm CST , in Gaming


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Where to Buy the NES Classic - Black Friday and Beyond
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Shipping times and dates where you can buy the NES Classic.

The NES Classic has been one of the biggest surprises of the holiday season, and since Black Friday is around the corner, it is time to really put yourself to work to get the in-demand product. In fact, the demand for this product is so strong that it harkens back to the days when the Wii was difficult to find. Even though the game has been surprisingly in-demand, you will still get a chance to get it if you are able to get there just in time.

Update: Walmart just announced to offer again limited NES Classic stock online today at 5pm ET and on Tuesday 5pm ET. Walmart's Facebook page post says: "Want the hottest gift of the holiday season? Well, come and get it at http://Walmart.com. It’s available for sale at 2pm PST on 11/21 and 11/22. Limited inventory. Limit 1 per customer."

The NES Classic Flash sales continue on walmart.com. Good luck beating the Tai Ding Bot.

The NES Classic Edition costs about $60 and has 30 digital versions of original NES games, a controller, and a large amount of nostalgia. Even this week, every major retailer we have talked to has been out of the game for weeks at a time. When they get one in, it takes only a few minutes to sell out. Even Walmart, which seems to have gotten the most, isn't having any luck keeping things in stock.

The Mini NES won't be impossible to find on Black Friday, but it might be difficult. Many retailers report that they have been getting stock throughout the last few days for Black Friday, so they will be able to put it out. The same can be said of the NES Classic, which has been slowly sent out from Nintendo's distribution centers.

Almost all retailers we talk to admit that they are saving some stock for the holiday.

It is likely that Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Gamestop are all doing this and it is likely that they will get a last minute shipment of NES Classic Edition, according to our sources. We talked to some workers, and they said that when the Wii came out, they all received last minute shipments so that they could bring in more customers. Those same workers pointed out that the NES Classic isn't all that difficult to make, which is why they can produce them.

Instead of paying hundreds or thousands of dollars on eBay, pick a retailer and be ready to wait in line. Walmart for sure already has shipments of it, so you might want to go there if you are desperate, though they will have the longest line waiting.

You could also play with fire and wait - there is a chance, even if it is small, that Nintendo will be able to produce many more before the holiday season ends.

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