Update 2: Amazon’s availability has come and gone in what was seemingly the blink of an eye. Numerous people are reporting the site crashed for them or otherwise prevented them from adding the system to their cart, though it was still possible to successfully place an order. There’s no word yet on when more systems will be in-stock. We’ll report back when that changes.
Update: Amazon says it will have “very limited quantities” available for sale today, November 11, at 2 PM PST (5 PM EST). That may be your best chance to order one today, though the retailer notes, “Demand is expected to be very high, and there’s no guarantee that it will remain in stock for long. We will announce when additional inventory becomes available.” It also says it “will be receiving additional quantities over the coming weeks.”
Original Story: The NES Classic Edition launched today and perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s already sold out and reselling online for more than triple the retail price. It was–however briefly–available through a number of retailers in the US. We’ve rounded up a number of these for you below to hopefully make it easier to secure one once more are made available.
For its part, Nintendo tells GameSpot that it’s “working hard to keep up with consumer demand.” It also states, “There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year.”
We don’t know just how soon those systems will come in or how many will be available. Certainly, Christmas being right around the corner won’t make it any easier to buy one. There is the eBay route, but as of this writing, that will cost you far more than the $60 retail price of the Classic Edition.
There aren’t any special versions of the Classic Edition available–it’s just the $60 system, which comes with one controller. (Extra controllers go for $10 and are also sold out, though Wii Classic Controlers are supported.) All of the major retailers are sold out currently. Even if you were able to place an order today through places that seemed to have them in stock, such as Toys R Us, it looks as if there might be a longer-than-expected wait.
You can find listings for the Classic Edition through the retailer links below. Again, there’s no telling exactly when more will be available or if advance notice will be given, as was sometimes the case with Amiibo figures that also faced supply shortages. If that does prove to be the case, we’ll report back with all the details.