The discontinued NES Classic console is now worth more than the new Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo announced to discontinue the NES Classic last week. The reseller prices immediately jumped from $120 to over $300. The lowest priced Nintendo NES Classic console sells for $304 plus $3.99 shipping on amazon.com.
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Nintendo confirmed that the NES Classic Edition or NES Classic mini is discontinued for all markets and not just the United States. Nintendo is just not making any new NES Classic consoles.
Nintendo said that there are still new NES Classic consoles coming in April to retailers. So far that has not really happened. Only Amazon Prime Now continues to sell small quantities on a daily basis in different markets.
2am ET, April 20: Shoppers in Dallas, TX, can order the NES Classic at Amazon Prime Now. The most recent cities the NES Classic has been available through the local delivery service include Indianapolis, San Francisco, Phoenix, Sacramento and Milwaukee.
So far only Indianapolis based shoppers were able to order the NES Classic at Amazon Prime Now. The most recent cities the NES Classic has been available through the local delivery service include Phoenix, Sacramento and Milwaukee.
There are no other reasonable options to find a NES Classic anywhere else. iStockNow reports that about 60 Target stores have the NES Classic in stock. Find out below how to verify if your local Target store has the NES in stock.
How to Find a NES Classic on Amazon Prime Now
Amazon has been offering the NES Classic on Amazon Prime Now almost daily throughout the past months. The retail giant makes small batches of the NES console available on its local delivery service since a couple weeks now. This is an obvious marketing campaign for Amazon Prime Now.
Check the NES Classic listing for your Zip code on Amazon Prime Now. Shoppers can get notified about the NES Classic availability on Amazon Prime Now with iStockNow. With a free account, you can setup browser notifications for the city you live in. Just follow the instructions here.
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.
NES Classic Reseller Offers
The NES reseller prices jumped by over $200 on April 13, following the announced that the NES Classic Edition will be discontinued. Reseller prices for the Nintendo NES Classic Edition are now starting at $304.99 on amazon.com and eBay. Offers below $300 are now considered to be suspicious and are likely fake.
Please avoid the fake low priced reseller deals on the Nintendo NES. These offers are a scam that lock up your cash. Read our report on the Nintendo Switch and NES Classic Amazon scam for details.
How to find a NES Classic Edition in Stock
The NES Classic is sold online and in stores. Find below the specifics of the NES Classic availability for each major store.
Amazon Prime Now has shown the NES Classic available in select cities for very short period of times. Check the NES Classic listing for your Zip code on Amazon Prime Now and refer to our NES Classic on Amazon Prime Now Shopping Guide for the latest availability.
NES Classic at Target
To check the inventory of local Target stores we recommend to use iStockNow and BrickSeek in combination. If both services say that the NES is in stock at a select Target store, the likelihood is higher that this is indeed the case. It is recommended to look for changes in the stock information over time. If a store had zero NES the day before and now shows 12 in stock, then again the likelihood is higher that you find the NES at that store now.
NES Classic at Walmart
To spot the NES Classic in stock at local Walmart stores we recommend to monitor using BrickSeek and iStockNow. If both services say that the NES is in stock at a select store, the likelihood is higher that this is indeed the case. It also is recommended to look for change in the stock information over time. If a store had zero NES the day before and now shows 12 in stock, then again the likelihood is higher that you find the NES at that store.
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. iStockNow provides in stock notifications for GameStop stores.
NES Classic at ToysRUs Stores
The NES mini has not been not in stock at ToysRUs stores and online shop in a long time. TRU is only selling NES accessories online.
See also our Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide.
Popular NES Classic Edition Accessories
About the 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. On April 13, Nintendo announced to stop production of the NES Classic Edition. The last shipments of the NES Classic arrive through April.
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 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.
Nintendo NES Classic Sales Numbers
The 80s retro console launched on November 11, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, Nintendo has sold 1.5 million NES Classic Edition. New official NES Classic sales numbers for 2017 are expected to be released on April 27. Read the latest Nintendo NES Classic updates.