NES Classic On Sale At Best Buy Stores On Dec. 20: Everything You Need To Know

Posted: Dec 19 2016, 2:22pm CST | by , Updated: Dec 20 2016, 12:48am CST, in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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NES Classic on Sale at Best Buy Stores on Dec. 20: Everything You Need To Know
NES Classic Sale at Best Buy on December 20
 

Best Buy will sell the Nintendo NES Classic on Tuesday, December 20. Here is Everything you need to know. Updated.

On December 20, Best Buy will have limited quantities of the Nintendo NES Classic available in more than 1,000 Best Buy stores across the United States.

Updates:

Dec. 20 2am ET: The Lines at Best Buy stores have begun. Read the latest updates in our NES in Stock at Best Buy Coverage live from the lines.

Dec. 19 3:15pm ET: The lines at Best Buy have not yet started for the NES Classic sale on Tuesday. When you are in getting in line at a Best Buy store for the $59.99 NES Classic, please email us (i4u@i4u.com) with some infos on how long the lines are and when the first people got in line.

We assume thatBest Buy store employees will not reveal the number of NES in stock. The people in line will have to wait for the ticketing to starts. Best Buy stores open early at 8am on Tuesday, under extended Holiday shopping hours.

The NES Classic Edition will not be available online on BestBuy.com. Besides the ongoing NES Classic sale through Amazon Prime Now, the Best Buy NES Sale is currently the best announced option to get a NES Classic in time for the Holidays. It is Saturday Dec. 17 and there is no competing announcement of a NES Classic sale. Best Buy is the only store that will advertises a NES Classic sale in the last week before the Holidays. 

NES Classic at Best Buy Stores Details

The NES Classic Edition will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Just like on Black Friday, Best Buy stores will have a ticketing process for customers waiting in line. Best Buy will only pass out as many tickets as the store has consoles available, and there will be a limit of one NES per customer.

“Two of the most common questions we’ve gotten this holiday season are, ‘Do you have the NES Classic edition?’ and ‘When will you get more?'” said Best Buy Senior Category Officer Amy College. “So we know this is one of the year’s hottest gifts, and we’re excited to give gaming fans one more chance to bring one home for the holidays.”

To find the nearest Best Buy store, customers can put in their ZIP code in the Best Buy store locator.

Best Buy Line for NES Classic

Best Buy stores open already at 8am on Tuesday December 20. As the NES Classic is still in incredible high demand and the supply is limited, scoring a NES at Best Buy on Tuesday requires to line up as early as Monday late afternoon or evening.

When you are in getting in line at a Best Buy store for the $59.99 NES Classic, please email us (i4u@i4u.com) with some infos on how long the lines are and when the first people got in line.

Update us on how many NES the Best Buy has in stock. Above all email us your success story. We will cover the Best Buy NES Classic sales live as we did with other NES sales this season, to help shoppers know about lines start times and how many NES they can expect to find at stores.

About the Nintendo NES Classic

Nintendo is under heavy 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.

Despite the shortage, Nintendo has sold 196,000 NES Classic Edition units in November according to sales statistics released by NPD. The current reseller offers on Amazon.com are starting at $207, plus $3.99 shipping. In contrast to Hatchimals, the NES Classic is holding the high reseller price level.

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 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.

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

The Holiday shopping season 2016 is dominated by the hunt for Hatchimals and the Nintendo NES classic. Popular Holiday gifts of 2016 also include the new Xbox One S and the Sony PS4 Slim.

Driven by the HDR support of these video game consoles, consumers look into getting a new 4K HDR TV for the Holidays.

Super Saturday is coming up and there are daily Holiday sales now online until the Holiday shipping cut off times. The hottest Holiday gifts, gift guides and deals are available in the Holiday Gifts 2016 coverage. Holiday shoppers can find all information needed to find Hatchimals and Nintendo NES Classic in time for Christmas.

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