NES Classic Is On Sale Via Amazon Prime For West Coast Cities

Posted: Dec 19 2016, 10:18am CST | by , Updated: Dec 19 2016, 10:26am CST, in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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NES Classic Is on Sale via Amazon Prime for West Coast Cities
 

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Amazon has fun using the NES Classic to promote all their services and outlets. Since last week Amazon is selling the NES Classic through Prime Now in select cities.

Amazon sells now the Nintendo NES Classic through Amazon Prime. Customers can have the NES Classic in hand in 2-hours with free delivery. Amazon started Monday morning to sell the NES Classic in West coast cities.

As of 8am PST, the NES Classic is in stock for Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento. Amazon also added Las Vegas and Phoenix to the list of cities that can order a NES Classic now through Prime Now. Amazon has announced the NES flash sale at 8:23am PST. We notified our followers minutes ahead of the official announcement on Twitter, giving them the edge. Follow I4U News on Twitter to not miss a deal.

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 for these local flash sale with almost instant gratification.

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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