NES Classic Restock Promised As Nintendo Works To Meet High Demand

It took, what, only a few minutes before the NES Classic Edition sold out through Amazon? The device, which includes 30 classic NES games, will give players a chance to dive back into former hits like Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Kirby's Adventure and PAC-MAN. Purchases are limited to one per customer, and 1-Click Ordering will be disabled for this item. It has 30 games and numerous features that stack-up, including emulation quality, display options, and its CRT TV mode, save states. The Classic Edition is created to look like a miniature NES, with that familiar grey and black color scheme, a little impression where the old flip door would be, and a controller that looks and feels exactly like the original NES joypad.

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is now available in Canada, though if you have any serious interesting in picking one up, you may have a tough time finding it in stores. The Nintendo flagship store in New York City is throwing a party on November 10 at 9 p.m. According to a statement issued by Nintendo of America via Twitter, the company is aware of the NES Classic's popularity, and they are working to keep up with the strong consumer demand. There is no other way out but to wait for the console to be released in their countries.

Yes, many went out on Friday morning to try and pick up an NES Classic of their own, but many were sent home with empty hands.

As you might already expect from the console's price and delightful size, Nintendo fans everywhere are freaking out and buying it up in droves.

But like the Amiibo shortage a year ago, Nintendo might be in for another supply-and-demand problem with the NES Classic Edition. So is this Nintendo artificially limiting supply to drive up demand? According to a report by Destructoid, a promotional email was delivered out to all the interested Amazon customers mentioning that the NES Classic will be available there on Friday at 2 pm Pacific time.

  • Carolyn Briggs