NES Classic Available Through Amazon Prime, Updated

Posted: Dec 16 2016, 9:26am CST | by , Updated: Dec 16 2016, 9:32am CST, in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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NES Classic Available Through Amazon Prime, Updated
 

Amazon has fun using the NES Classic to promote all their services and outlets. This time its Amazon Prime. Updated.

Amazon sells now the Nintendo NES Classic through Amazon Prime. Customers can have the NES Classic in hand in 2-hours with free delivery.

Updates:

Dec. 16: The NES Classic available today through Amazon Prime in Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and Columbus. Amazon has tweeted the new cities on the Amazon Video Game account.

Not all cities where Prime Now is available had yet the opportunity to buy the NES with free 2-hour shipping. Amazon is likely announcing more going forward. 

Order the NES Classic on this page on amazonPrime members also can search for the NES on primenow.amazon.com.

Dec. 15 9:30am ET: NES Classic available through Prime Now in New York, Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. We have seen them in stock in these areas. Order the NES Classic on this page on amazon. Prime members also can search for the NES on primenow.amazon.com. If the NES is in stock, the results look like this:

NES Classic In Stock Amazon Prime

Amazon has plenty of NES Classic in stock. We see the NES Classic available since over 20 minutes and Amazon has not sold out yet.

Dec. 15 1:30am ET: Amazon has not said that the NES Classic is sold out via Amazon Prime Now, but customers have a hard time finding it in stock. Our take is that more NES Classic consoles will be available through Prime Now today and in the next days. Prime members in the cities above can continue to try to find the NES Classic in stock on this page on amazon. Customers also can try to ask Amazon's support on Twitter at @AmazonHelp to find out if the NES Classic will be available in their city again.. Amazon is answering a lot of questions from Amazon customers on Twitter.

The NES Classic Edition is available through Amazon Prime in select cities: D.C., Virginia Beach, Richmond, Baltimore, Raleigh, Nashville, ATL, Miami, Tampa, & Orlando.

To order the NES Classic, customers need to visit the Prime Now Page and to check the NES Classic Prime Now product page if the NES is still available in their area.

Amazon has not sold a Nintendo NES Classic for $59.99 since launch day on amazon.com. Last week Amazon offered the NES Classic at its Amazon Books store locations.

The NES Classic has been available on amazon.com all the time since launch, but only from 3rd party resellers. The current offers on Amazon.com are starting at $210, plus $3.99 shipping.

The demand for the NES is crazy and Nintendo does not come even close to make enough of this retro console. Nintendo fans already freak when thinking about the prospects of getting their hands on a Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo is under criticism for bad demand forecasting since years. Part of it is intentional as shortage generates buzz. The downside are the countless hours of people spent in line and the caused frustration. 

About the Nintendo NES Classic

The $59.99 Nintendo NES Classic Edition console launched on November 11 in stores and online. The supply was extremely constraint in stores and especially online. Right now all stores are sold out of the retro 80s TV gaming console.

Even NES accessories are hard to come by. Resellers offer the NES on the Amazon marketplace are $210 and up. 

Nintendo had now two weeks time to replenish retailers with NES Classic Edition consoles. There is no update from Nintendo on the status of NES supply.

On launch day Nintendo said: "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 availability."

The Target inventory of the NES is the first evidence of a new shipment of NES Classic Edition arriving in the United States.

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.

The ThinkGeek store has said to sell the NES as well, but has not given a release date yet. Each day, NES hunters are using services like Brick Seek to spot inventory at local stores. The NES has not been on sale online since December 3, besides the Urban Outfitters sale yesterday.

All stores and methods to find a NES Classic are detailed in the NES Classic Shopping Guide for December.

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