NES Classic Prices In Free Fall

Posted: May 5 2017, 3:44am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
NES Classic Prices in Free Fall
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The Nintendo NES Classic Edition reseller prices are dropping considerably.

When Nintendo announced to discontinue the NES Classic Edition, the reseller prices immediately jumped over $300. This was mid-April. Now that the NES Classic has almost completely vanished from store shelves, the reseller prices are as low as $215. Many including us have predicted that the market value of a brand-new NES Classic would go up to eventually $500 come May.

The demand for the NES Classic has apparently slowed down and resellers are trying to find the right price point to sell off their stash of NES Classic consoles. The NES Classic Edition selling for $215 is a new buy now listing on eBay that appears to be from a legit seller with 100% positive feedback.

On the Amazon market place the prices have come down to around $250. As Keepa data shows, the price trend points downward. Based on the NES Classic auctions it appears that the sweet-spot for NES Classic Edition resell prices is at around $200.

Once resellers run low on the NES Classic units, prices will go up again. It is difficult to predict how low prices will drop and when they rise again. $200 is a bit more than 3 times the regular price of $59.99. We have seen plenty of buyers that bought NES Classic consoles for $180 to $220 in the past months.

Find all NES Classic offers and auctions on ebay.com as well as all marketplace offers on amazon.com. Even with prices dropping, offers that are too low are likely fake. Right now there are several NES Classic offers priced at $169 on Amazon.com from new sellers that are likely fake and just would look up your cash until Amazon refunds you.

Some Target and Walmart stores still receive new NES Classic inventory. The Nintendo NES Classic Edition is still not completely sold out. Nintendo will not make an announcement when the last NES is sold as they will not know. Eventually the store inventory trackers will just stop finding new NES Classic stock.

Many NES Classic fans have already reset their mind on the next classic console release. Nintendo is expected to release a Super NES Classic Edition this fall.

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. Nintendo said that the last shipments of the NES Classic arrive through April. We keep spotting though the $59.99 NES Classic Edition in May.

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 Aprl 27, 2017, Nintendo has sold 2.3 million NES Classic Edition. Read the latest Nintendo NES Classic updates and find other hard to find products with The Tracker.

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