The NES Classic from Nintendo launched this week for the grand total of $60 or its equivalent around the world, but unfortunately, and annoyingly not unexpectedly, there weren’t enough to go around. However, Nintendo are on the case and while some are selling them on eBay for a marginal profit, more will be sent to retail by the Big N.
One of our US writers reported that each store in Ontario, Canada only had 10 products to sell. He left his local store empty handed, and disappointed obviously. Those fortunate enough to have already acquired one are selling them online for up to double the price. More even. One is reported to have been sold for a whopping $5,000!
There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. 2/3
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016
The NES Classic is is a miniature NES from the 80s, the childhood memory of many a gamer, which comes pre-loaded with 30 built in games from the platform’s reigning days. You can see a full list of games included here.
If you’re reading this, and looking for a holiday gift for a gamer in this 30s or above, this is the ideal item to try and track down for them. That is, if they haven’t found one themselves by then. It’s a classic throwback and it looks like it’s going to be the biggest thing under the tree, or the smallest, depending on how you look at it!