NES Classic In Stock Sporadic At Amazon Prime Now

Posted: Mar 15 2017, 3:11pm CDT | by , in Technology News


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NES Classic in Stock Sporadic at Amazon Prime Now
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Shoppers still find NES at Prime Now.

The Nintendo Switch launched last week and is now as hard to find as the Nintendo NES Classic. Now Nintendo has two consoles that are in high demand and short supply.

As no major NES shipment has arrived, reseller prices stay up. The NES Classic offers on the reseller market on on Wednesday, March 15 starting at $160 plus $3.99. Many offers are in the $160 to $170 region now. These reseller prices are no about has high as they have been at the peak in the past Holiday season.

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The NES Classic supply has not improved with the launch of the Switch. The last time the NES was on sale online for the regular retail price of $59.99 was on March 10 at Best Buy's online shop.

The only option that has worked in past days is Amazon Prime Now. The local delivery service of Amazon has offered the NES in select cities. The most recent cities the NES was available has been Richmond, earlier today. We have seen the NES also in stock in New York, San Francisco, Dallas and New York in past days.

Supply is extremely constraint. Amazon only allows one NES Classic order per person. There is strict limit on how many NES an account can order for a set period of time, which is now days.

Ordering a NES via Amazon Prime Now is great, but its a hassle to spot one in stock and ready for order. It arrives in 2 hours for free in the cities where Amazon Prime Now is available. NES hunters have to refresh the search for the NES Classic for their ZIP code on a regular basis to spot the NES in stock.

Some NES hunters, who are not living in a Prime Now area, are starting having the NES ordered at Amazon Prime Now to UPS stores. It seems to work, but not always and it is a hassle. Follow the discussion here.

There is also no pattern where the NES Classic will be available next on Amazon Prime Now. Target and Walmart stores have not shown significant inventory in the past days. Consumers scored NES classic consoles through Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Spain.

NES Classic Stock Updates

NES Classic at
The NES Classic reseller prices keep on rising. The NES Classic offers on the reseller market on on Monday, March 12 starting at $160 plus $3.99. Many offers are in the $160 to $170 region now.

Amazon Prime Now has shown the NES Classic available in select cities for very short period of times throughout Wednesday. On Thursday at 1:25am ET, we spotted the NES Classic in stock for Las Vegas on Amazon Prime Now.

NES hunters also are keeping an eye on as NES supply in the United States has dried up. Cost of ordering a European version of the NES on Amazon Spain is reasonable.

NES Classic at Target
The NES Classic at Target stores availability is still very low with 1% according to BrickSeek on Monday, March 13. The chances to find a NES at a Target store are low.

NES Classic at Walmart
The NES Classic at Walmart stores stock indicator drops to 2% according to BrickSeek on Monday, March 13. The chances to find a NES at a Walmart store are low.

NES Classic at GameStop
The NES Classic was last in stock at GameStop online on Feb. 9. GameStop only offered the NES Classic as part of bundles starting at $79.99. Inventory lasted about 9 minutes.

NES Classic at Best Buy
The Nintendo NES Classic was on sale online at on Friday, March 10. Overall the $59.99 NES inventory lasted about 12 minutes. This means that the consumer electronics giant only received a small shipment.

NES Classic at ToysRUs Stores
No new updates. NES not in stock at ToysRUs stores and online shop. TRU is only selling NES accessories online.

BrickSeek has relaunched. The inventory searches for Target and Walmart are still available. To check the NES stock situation at a nearby Walmart use this page on brickseek and for NES stock at Target stores use this page. Zoolert is now also offering a service to check inventory of retail locations.

Zoolert supports besides Target and Walmart also ToysRUs, GameStop and Best Buy.

Looking to buy a new Nintendo Switch console? Check out the latest in stock updates for the Nintendo Switch online. GameStop is offering a Switch bundle with April delivery online.

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. A new hack even allows NES owners to run SNES games via an emulator.

It is easier to find NES Classic controllers Amazon now, although they are not from Nintendo. Here is a list of popular NES accessories on sale on Amazon.

NES Classic Edition Accessories

Nyko MiniBoss Controller for NES Classic Edition

Pernos 2Pack 10ft 3M Extension Cable for Nintendo NES Classic Mini Edition Controller

Ortz 10ft Controller for NES Classic Mini [TURBO EDITION] Buttons

8Bitdo NES30 Classic Edition Wireless Controller Set with Bluetooth Retro Receiver

10ft Extend Link Extension Cable For Nintendo Mini NES Classic Edition

RDS Industries NES Classic Edition Carrying Case

Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Controller

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.

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. Find out how to get the Nintendo Shift on March 3.

Win a new Nintendo Switch and a Nintendo NES Classic in two exclusive I4U News Giveaways.

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