NES Classic In Stock At GameStop Stores

Posted: Dec 15 2016, 4:36am CST | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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NES Classic In Stock at GameStop Stores
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GameStop stores sell the Nintendo NES Classic in stock Thursday morning.

GameStop stores have signs up today with the number of NES Classic in stock. A leaked internal email reveals that GameStop stores are advised to sell the NES Classic in stock on Thursday at a first come first serve basis. There is a limit of one per customer.

First reported sightings of the NES signs at GameStop stores are not that encouraging. Some stores only have 3 NES in stock. Initially GameStop planned to hold the NES inventory until Friday, but apparently the corporate office decided to sell today. At these low inventory numbers it really does not make sense to make a big deal out of this NES sale at GameStop.

The opening hours at your local GameStop store can be found on the GameStop Store finder page.

GameStop sold the NES yesterday online in four bundles starting at $129.99.

The leaked email also reveals that GameStop stores will receive up to three NES Classic consoles by Friday next week. 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.  The current reseller offers on Amazon.com are starting at $227, plus $3.99 shipping.

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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