NES Classic In Stock The Last Day - Update

Posted: May 1 2017, 7:12am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
NES Classic in Stock the Last Day - Update

The last day of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition arrived. Here is where the Nintendo NES Classic Edition is in stock. Update.

Nintendo sold 2.3 million NES Classic Editions, before calling it quits. This number was not high enough by far and there are still lots of consumers who would like to buy a NES Classic, but can't.

Update: The NES Classic is still on sale on May 1st. Hundreds of Target stores have restocked the NES Classic Edition.

Nintendo said when the company announced to discontinue the NES Classic that the last shipments arrive at retailer through April. April ends today. Sunday is the official last day to find a NES Classic in stock for regular $59.99.

People who still seek a NES Classic can be still hopeful to find a NES Classic in a store. New NES Classic inventory has been rolling into Target and Walmart stores across the Nation on Saturday. As of 3am ET the situation does not look that bright yet, but this can still change in the next hours. Shoppers need to keep their eyes focused on NES Classic inventory trackers.

iStockNow tracks over 60 Target stores and 160 Walmart stores that have the NES Classic in stock. This is much lower than on Saturday, but as said this can still change.

It is recommended to cross check the iStockNow alerts with BrickSeek (Walmart), BrickSeek (Target) to increase the likelihood that the information is correct. Checking a flagged store on walmart.com would make sense too, but for some reason Walmart's inventory search does not show the NES inventory.

The demand for the NES Classic is extremely high, topping that for the Nintendo Switch. The competition to line up first at a store and get hands on the few NES Classic in stock is fierce.

The influx of new NES Classic inventory has even pushed down the reseller prices well under $300. Legit reseller offers can be found on amazon.com for around $270. Prices have been already above $300 right after the controversial announcement of discontinuing the NES Classic.

The NES Classic Edition has not been on sale online since weeks. Only Amazon Prime Now offered the NES Classic regularly, but that is coming also to a halt. Yesterday only San Diego had a very brief availability.

Some people reported on social media that they found a NES Classic in stock at GameStop. We recommend to also visit GameStop locations to check if the store has received new NES Classic inventory.

The NES Classic has surfaced at Amazon stores in Europe briefly on Friday. The NES Classic appeared on Amazon France and Amazon Italy. NES hunters should keep their eyes peeled at all options including import opportunities from retailers in Europe or Asia.

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 hack enables the NES Classic to store 2,500 games.

The 80s retro console launched on November 11, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, Nintendo has sold 1.5 million NES Classic Edition. Nintendo ha not announced NES Classic sales numbers in the company's April 27 earnings call. Read the latest Nintendo NES Classic updates.

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