Here are the latest NES Classic availability updates. Updated.
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The NES Classic Edition reseller prices are staying at around $150, amidst a new online sale at GameStop on March 17. GameStop offered the $79.99 NES Classic Edition bundle with wireless controller. See the details below.
Reseller prices on March 20 start to $127, plus $3.99 shipping on amazon.com. There are several offers under $135 mark. Prices have been $40 higher at the beginning of the week. Many offers are from first time sellers. There is a risk that these offers are not legit.
March 23, 2am ET: NES Classic in stock at Amazon Prime Now for Las Vegas. The NES is listed, but clicking on the "Add" button results in "Out of Stock" message. In the past hours the NES was available on Amazon Prime Now in Dallas and Raleigh.
Again Amazon Prime Now is the only option today to find a NES at $59.99. Cities with availablity this morning included Phoenix, Raleigh and Columbus. Check the NES Classic listing for your Zip code on Amazon Prime Now.
March 21: Amazon Prime Now had the NES Classic Edition in stock for LA, Baltimore and New York this morning. It is possible that more cities will be added today. Check the NES Classic listing for your Zip code on Amazon Prime Now.
The NES Classic reseller prices keep on dropping. The NES Classic offers on the reseller market on Amazon.com on Tuesday, March 21 starting at $124 plus $3.99. Many offers are available for under $135.
March 20: Walmart sold the NES Classic this morning at 6am ET for $37.29. The offer was up for about 4 minutes on walmart.com. At this point it is not clear if this incredible NES Classic deal is legit. Walmart.com is also offering marketplace deals like amazon.com.
There is more widespread scam right now on Amazon where marketplace offers for the Nintendo Switch are offered for less than the regular price. These listings are not real and are just design to rip off consumers and in the end Amazon, who is compensation customers for fraud like that.
The NES Classic supply has not improved after months on the market. Target and Walmart stores have been the source of NES hunters a couple weeks ago, but both stores have not gotten significant new inventory in a long time. The last time the NES was on sale on amazon.com for the regular retail price of $59.99 was on Feb. 23.
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 supply is extremely constraint and very sporadic. It is suspicious that only Amazon has the NES in stock and only sells them through Amazon Prime Now. It looks like Amazon set aside some NES inventory to use it to promote its local delivery service.
Amazon Prime Now has shown the NES Classic available in select cities for very short period of times throughout Wednesday. Most recent cities included Las Vegas and Nashville.
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, at least 24 hours.
Ordering a NES via Amazon Prime Now is though 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.
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 Edition Stock Updates
NES Classic at Amazon.com
The NES Classic reseller prices keep on rising. The NES Classic offers on the reseller market on Amazon.com on Monday, March 20 starting at $125 plus $3.99. Many offers are available for under $135. Prices have been $40 higher at the beginning of the week. Many offers are from first time sellers. There is a risk that these offers are not legit.
Amazon Prime Now has shown the NES Classic available in select cities for very short period of times throughout Wednesday. Most recent cities included Las Vegas and Nashville. Check the NES Classic listing for your Zip code on Amazon Prime Now.
NES hunters also are keeping an eye on Amazon.es as NES supply in the United States has dried up. Cost of ordering a European version of the NES on Amazon Spain is reasonable.
The NES Classic was last in stock at GameStop online on March. 17. GameStop only offered the NES Classic as part of bundles priced at $79.99. Inventory lasted about 30 minutes. The $79.99 NES Classic Edition bundle included the Miniboss Wireless controller.
NES Classic at Best Buy
The Nintendo NES Classic was on sale online at bestbuy.com 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.
See also our latest Nintendo Switch Stock Updates.
BrickSeek has relaunched recently with a new modern interface. 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.
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
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.
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