NES Classic Spotted On Amazon Prime Now

Posted: Feb 23 2017, 12:30am CST | by , Updated: Feb 23 2017, 12:36am CST, in News | Technology News

 
NES Classic Spotted on Amazon Prime Now
NES Classic in stock at Amazon Prime Now at Richmond, Virginia 2:30am ET

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The NES Classic is available through the Amazon Prime Now service in select cities. Updated.

People still trying to find a Nintendo NES Classic can order the retro console on Amazon Prime Now, if they spot it on time in their city. The easiest way to use Amazon Prime Now is through the app. Prime Now is the coolest way to get a NES Classic. Especially if you have not found one in stock at Target, Walmart, Best Buy and other stores. You have your NES in hands in 2 hours after ordering it on Prime Now.

Updates:

Feb. 23: The NES Classic was avaiable in LA, Las Vegas and Manhattan on Amazon Prime Now yesterday. Amazon offered a site-wide $8.63 discount on Wendesday that also applied to the NES Classic. Many NES hunters reported though that they failed to complete the $51.36 NES purchase. The discount has either screwed the system or driven up the demand, leading to failing check outs.

The NES Classic offers on the reseller market on Amazon.com on Wednesday sky rocket to $139.99 plus $3.99. Prices have been around $120 earlier this week. The NES supply has again completely dried up, driving up the prices on the secondary market.

Feb. 22: 1am ET: The NES Classic appeared for Prime members in San Diego, CA. The NES Classic showed up for customers in LA a couple hours earlier. Another valid option to get a NES Classic has just solidified. Amazon stores in Spain, France and Germany offer the NES Classic with shipping date of February 27. US consumers have successfully ordered the NES Classic from Amazon.es in the past with an overall cost of about $70.

The NES Classic stayed in stock on Amazon Prime Now in Richmond for about 1 hour. At 4:20am ET, no Prime Now city has the NES in stock, but it is worthwhile to keep an eye on Amazon Prime Now today for the NES Classic.

The NES Classic has shown up on Amazon Prime Now in Manhattan and other cities on Sunday for short period of times. The NES also was available through Amazon's local delivery service in several markets.

The NES Classic was in stock at Amazon Prime Now at around 9:20am PST on Monday. An hour earlier the NES Classic was available for order in Portland and San Diego.

Amazon Prime Now is available to Amazon Prime members. The two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available in most areas for just $7.99. Prime Now is available from early morning to late night, seven days a week. The easiest way to use Amazon Prime Now is through the app. Prime Now is the coolest way to get a NES Classic. Especially if you have not found one in stock at Target, Walmart, Best Buy and other stores. You have your NES in hands in 2 hours after ordering it on Prime Now.

The NES Classic offers on the reseller market on Amazon.com start on Tuesday at $115.99 plus $3.99. Most NES Classic reseller offers are priced in the range of $125 to $140.

Some NES hunters go through the trouble to buy the NES Classic on Amazon Spain, which had sporadic inventory of the 59.99 Euro NES. After taxes and duty, the cost is supposed to come to $70, when importing the NES from Europe according to this comment on NowInStock.

The supply situation of the NES Classic is not much better than in the United States. Scoring a NES on an European Amazon store is not that easy.

Nintendo has not yet swamped retailers with NES units. It is a steady stream with stores of major retailers receiving a handful of units every couple of days. This might change in March.

Amazon Germany gives a clue when a major shipment of the NES Classic is expected. The NES Classic is back-ordered and due stock March 15. Amazon is offering to pre-order the NES at the regular price for a mid-March delivery. The NES Classic reseller business might be over by the end of March, when Nintendo finally is able to satisfy the demand for the NES Classic.

Nintendo has only sold through 1.5 million Nintendo NES Classic consoles since the launch in November of last year. Nintendo announced the number in the earning calls on February 1, 2017. The company plans to increase production. 1.5 million is just way too low and just shows how badly Nintendo predicted the demand.

Nintendo says that the procurement of parts is holding the ramp up of the NES Classic production back.

The ability to mod the NES Classic and install an unlimited number of games has renewed the hype around the retro console. The latest version of hakchi2 allows NES owners to install over 800 NES games.

We are tracking NES Classic stock for several stores that have received new NES Classic inventory in the past weeks. The list of stores that are getting supplied by Nintendo is rather short. Besides Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and ToysRUs only the Nintendo flagship store in New York had the NES in stock.

Find the NES Classic in stock updates for other stores in our Nintendo NES Classic Shopping Tracker. We track the NES Classic availability at Walmart, Target, GameStop and Best Buy.

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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. There is no update from Nintendo when the Japanese video game maker will resolve the shortage.

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.

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."

Nintendo did not make any further comments about the NES Classic supply situation since then. 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 Holiday shopping season 2016 has been dominated by the hunt for Hatchimals and the Nintendo NES classic edition. The NES Classic demand is still strong amidst ongoing shortage. In about one months the new Nintendo Switch will go sale and Nintendo fans brace for the worst.

The Nintendo Switch pre-order are sold out. The supply situation might no be as bad as for the NES, but it will be difficult to get a Switch at launch for customers who have not pre-ordered the Switch. Refer to our Nintendo Switch in stock track for pre-order and launch day.

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