NES Classic Online Sale At Urban Outfitters: Everything You Need To Know

Posted: Dec 6 2016, 8:46am CST | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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NES Classic Online Sale at Urban Outfitters: Everything You Need To Know
NES at Urban Outfitters
 

The Nintendo NES Classic console will be available for the first time at Urban Outfitters. Sale starts Tuesday. Updated.

Update at Dec. 6 at 9:35am ET: Urban Outfitters shared a link on Twitter to the NES sales page on urbanoutfitters.com. And it has sold out in less than a minute. I had one in the basket and lost it during the PayPal checkout.

The store handled the NES flash sale quite well. The shopping basket continued to work, but most shoppers lucked out and did not score any of the available NES inventory. The demand was just way higher than supply.  The next NES sale we know about is coming from ThinkGeek. There is no date set yet. Besides that, it is back ot the daily routine of waking up early to check Brickseek for inventory at local Target and Walmart stores.

Previous coverage of the NES Flash Sale at Urban Outfitters:

The Urban Outfitters online store has not yet released the NES Classic Edition. Urban Outfitters stated in the latest comment we spotted that the NES goes on sale in the morning.

There is no exact time. It is now after 9am ET. Urban Outfitters is a hipster store, they like to sleep in. Given the hype and attention, Urban Outfitters is well advised to keep shoppers waiting until late afternoon or evening to keep the traffic flowing to their online store.

Keep an eye on the Nintendo listings on UrbanOutfitters.com.

Fun fact while you wait for the NES: Victoria's Secret Angel Sara Sampaio (photos) also models for Urban Outfitters (photos).

The Urban Outfitters store is starting to have issues. It was still fine at 8am ET, but now the site starts to become unresponsive at times as thousands of online shoppers constantly refreshing pages. Once shoppers try to put the NES in the shopping basket the site will likely completely fail. It will be a mess to checkout a NES Classic. Based on the traffic this story gets, half of America will try their luck on the Urban Outfitters NES Flash sale.

We will monitor the developments and notify NES hunters via Twitter about the latest news on the NES sale at Urban Outfitters.

It makes sense for shoppers to create an account at the urban outfitters site to avoid losing the NES in the basket during checkout.

Some reports and social media posts point shoppers to this NES Mobile Gaming System product page on Urban Outfitters. This is not the Nintendo NES Classic. This is an old product. It's a mobile gaming system with an LCD screen.

Here is the hidden description on that page: "Overview: Two-player NES gaming system you can use on a TV screen or on-the-go!  Comes with 2 wireless controllers equipped with auto-fire buttons Wireless hand controllers; wireless gun controller also included Powered by an AC adapter or 4 AA batteries (not included)  Features a 2-in LCD screen; TV-out capability. A must-have for any gamer Measurements: 1&inl, 2.2&inw, 1&inh  Content & Care: Plastic, mixed metal, electronics Wipe clean Imported Controllers require 2 AAA batteries (not included) Wireless gun controller requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)"

NES sold out at ToysRUs in minutes after the stores opened at 8am on Sunday. TRU stores had 100 and more customers in line, many of them spent the night in the cold weather waiting for one of the 30 NES in stock. The demand for the NES is still extreme and Nintendo is not able to make enough NES consoles. 

ToysRUs might get new NES inventory in the coming days, like Walmart and Target stores do. Shoppers need to check stores or rely on the guidance of the brick seek service. The NES Classic Shopping Guide has all the details on where and how to find NES in stock.

There is one announced NES sale coming up tomorrow. The Urban Outfitters stores will sell the Nintendo NES starting Tuesday, Dec. 6. Urban Outfitters is a fashion store, but always had a little corner with novelty gadgets.

The NES Classic fits perfectly into an Urban Outfitters store. The retailer is already offering retro Atari gaming systems and other retro gadgets.

Besides the date of December 6, there are no details on the NES sale at Urban Outfitters. The Nintendo NES Classic will be on sale online at urbanoutfitters.com. The retailer made an announcement on Instagram. Urban Outfitters has not announced at what time the NES will go on sale on Tuesday. The inventory will sell out in minutes. Timing is everything to get a NES at UO online. 

The only time we spotted so far is 4:30pm ET, but this is not confirmed at all. The NES will be available on urbanoutfitters.com in the gadget section.

We will notify our followers on Twitter when the NES goes on sale. Follow I4U News on Twitter to not miss a deal. 

Not known is also how many NES Urban Outfitters has in stock and the price the store will sell them. The regular retail price is $59.99, but nothing is stopping Urban Outfitters to charge more for the rare Holiday item.

NES at Urban Outfitters

The NES will not be in stock at Urban Outfitters stores. The retailer has confirmed to only sell the NES online. In case the NES will be at some point in stores, there are around 180 Urban Outfitters stores in the United States. To find a local Urban Outfitters store, shoppers can use this store directory.

Urban Outfitters is also giving away a NES Classic for free among its Rewards members. The Giveaway runs until December 16. To enter customers need to download the Urban Outfitters app, sign up for UO Rewards (or log in with your UO Rewards account), click "Contests + More" and tap on "Nintendo NES Classic Giveaway." 

The palm-sized NES console, retailing for $59.99 list price, features the classic Nintendo NES controller many geeks have grown up with. The retro console comes pre-installed with 30 classic NES games including Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Kirby's Adventures. The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985.

The NES Classic Edition comes only with a single wired controller. There are 3rd party controllers and accessories that make the NES more fun to use. Gamers can get additional controllers and even wireless controllers. Find more stores that sell the NES Classic.

The 12 Days of Deals sale is under way at Amazon.comSee the best Holiday gift deals.

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