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It's a day for an exciting new Nintendo release, the NES Classic Edition - that means it's a happy occasion, but likely also a day for shortages and some consumer frustration. Scalpers are already gleefully cashing in, or trying to, and the race is on in North America, in particular, where pre-orders have been incredibly rare. Many bricks and mortar stores seem likely to sell-out, and Amazon US will be selling a small number of systems at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern - full details on that Amazon deal are right here.

It seems inevitable that there won't be enough units, with the Amazon US page even hosting marked up units in its 'merchant' page. Nintendo of America, keen to get out ahead of the inevitable backlash, has posted some tweets to promise that there'll be more systems to go around in time for the festive season.

As expected a number of replies to these tweets aren't exactly cheerful, as there's understandable irritation for those struggling to get hold of a system.

Let us know how you're getting on in your quest for a Mini NES.