We have to admit it, we're a tiny bit in love with the NES Classic Edition, and so far it seems to have been a smash hit for Nintendo with preorders filling up almost immediately. If you live in North America and missed out on a preorder (there weren't many), there is no need to despair. Amazon US says it has "very limited quantities" coming in stock, you'll just need to be quick to snag one.
You will be able to grab a NES Mini from Amazon US this Friday at precisely 2PM Pacific Time. We'd recommend that you set your alarm clock 15 minutes prior to this and F5 your browser window like crazy.
Orders will be limited to one per customer and the 1-click order system will be disabled. "Demand is expected to be very high, and there's no guarantee that it will remain in stock for long," say Amazon. "We will make similar announcements when additional inventory becomes available."
You can order via our handy button:
As for other US based retailers, it's all a bit up in the air. Target hasn't had preorders since a brief period in mid-August. Best Buy and GameStop don't appear to be offering any preorders and Toys R' Us had a brief preorder period in July but have since pulled their product page. In other words, you'll need to get into stores and on their websites tomorrow and hope for the best.
Will you heed our words and make sure you're ready to place an order, or are you one of the lucky ones who already has a unit secured? Let us know with a comment below.
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The NES Classic is a cool product, but not one I'm THAT interested in. If I grab one, it will be after the holidays are settled down (if there are even any stock left).
For 19.99$ with one controller It would be worth it
Getting mine from The Game Collection, actually used a card when I originally pre-ordered back in July that I don't have anymore... they contacted me this week to say they had to cancel my order & told me to order again with a valid card, but their price is now £99.99!! They provided me with a code though to get it at the original pre-order price & if I was quick I wouldn't lose my place in the queue for the system. I was starting to fear I wouldn't get it at all but I've had confirmation today it's on the way, woo hoo!
So 5:00pm eastern time right? I'm definitely preordering then. Cuz it's pay day baby
No delete this article ! lol
I am going to go to my local gamestop but that is it. Hopefully I can snag a controller at the very least.
Already preordered it though I doubt I'll play it much. It's more of a collector's item to me. Also I plan on getting a Xbox One S for the holidays.
Mine's in the post, can't wait!
This seems like a cool distraction but I'm not really interested in working so hard to get one. If it was SNES, maybe.
@ironside1911 $20? Are you delusional? Not even chinese console bootlegs are that cheap.
Meanwhile, it's okay to pay $60 for a single game, eh?
Was out yesterday so collected it from my local post office earlier. So simple to use and i adore it.
My one is inside my original wii but obviously more than the 30 games
Clicked the Amazon link for uk.
They selling for 125 pounds
eBay selling for 100 pounds.
This is Nintendo planning.
I kind of wish I bought two or three now so I could've sold it to the hardcore rich Nintendo fans who will still buy it for these prices.
Damnit I will be at work at that time.
I'm almost positive these things are already sold out in Canada... or they're going to be.
I want one, and I'd like to get these as Christmas gifts for some people... but I don't see myself moving mountains for it. If it were a SNES or Gamecube (I'm not a huge N64 person), I'd be jumping through hoops.
@rushiosan delusional? Have a look around. You can have a 35$ raspberry emulating all from nes up to playstation. This collectors toy .. ehm .. item ...is just that, a 50cent chip in a box - so yes, because its Nintendo, because I like the old controller, because it looks funny, for 20$ I would buy one set...buuuut for 60$? .. hahah... yea right.
@ironside1911 Oh, the raspberry pi argument again.
@GoldenGamer88 Supposedly the Scorpio will be completely 360 backwards compatible. I'll eventually get that.
I want one, but I will not be jumping through hoops to buy one.
When I can walk in any store, or just go to Amazon.com or B&H.com and just buy one, then I will.
Nintendo really needs to get their together.
@ironside1911 raspberry pi emulation is not that great.
@freaksloan Thats up to the emulator
Preordered it to late and i was number 300 on the store list so i said cancel order. I asked if i stayed on the list how long it would take before i get one and they said february or later.
I love how people in this comment section fail to understand what's their target audience with this product.
Like everyone would love to get a raspberry pi as a christmas gift and build their own retro system from scratch, searching for parts and BT controllers online. Specially kids.
Luckily they're doing pre-orders here in Ireland and I've had mine ordered since it was first announced. Will still be getting up at 8:45am to pick it up though lol
@freaksloan No profanity, thanks.
I don't want one for me, but I know a coworker and his family would probably love it. This would make a great a great Christmas gift for him, so I hope I can get one.
It came out yesterday in Australia and even though I got to the store before it opened, they sold out while I was waiting in line.
I'm not big on nostalgia and I doubt I want to replay some of the games I already own (cartridge and/or VC) so I'm good.
It is a nice collector item, I just hope scalpers don't ruin it for the people who wants it (for non-profit reason) without playing 3x the amount like with all the other "Limited" (timed or perm) Nintendo items.
Edit: But I maybe tempted to do an impulse buy if I happen to walk in a store and they have it.
I would like one but I am not jumping through hoops to get one. Nintendo should have made this available just like any other game or console.
@Clownshoes So, 60$ is a premium price for a retro console with 30 games and HDMI support? Okay.
Smart people must be those who spend $800 on a "PC Master Race" to play MOBAs and Overwatch.
I reordered two units way back in June and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they arrive on Saturday, I'm keeping one unopened and the other I will use. Cannot believe Amazon UK are charging double for this!
This might be the best option. Just left from Walmart they only had 16, another only had like 6. I will try my hand at Gamestop in the morning but it's slim pickings.
1) Most of you people already own these games.
2) FOr some reason Nintendo, people want these things. Make enough so you can actually make some money this holiday.
It's hard to believe Nintendo is going to get the Switch right when they can't even get a NES Rom box right at this point.
Just headed to my local Wal-Mart to try and snag one of these at midnight, but came home empty-handed because they got freaking 6 of them. SIX.
Really, Nintendo? We're gonna do this yet again? Did you learn nothing from the amiibo shortage a couple years back? Am I seriously going to have to search every store, every corner of the Internet, under every rock and inside every tree just to find a single NES Classic Edition?
Tens of thousands of people are clearly very excited about this product, and yet Nintendo is going to release approximately 50 of them.
One store said 5% of them that preordered gonna get one. Hope they dont do the same with Switch so the people that didnt preorder has to wait 2-3 months.
I am going to head out later and try to get one of those controllers to use with my Wii VC titles, however, judging by reports here it may be that I will be unsuccessful. It floors me that Nintendo would spend months getting people hyped about the machine and then not have enough units to meet demand.
9:45am here on the east coast and all of my local store are already sold out despite only opening their doors 10 minutes ago.
I was hoping Nintendo wouldn't screw us like they did when they first released the Amiibos, but it appear they did. Like @rjejr said in another post, why not make sure there's plenty on the shelves? People will impulse buy them around the holidays. I would justify buying one even if I only played it on Thanksgiving day with my entire family. Just another missed opportunity by Nintendo.
The gamestop I went to only had 10 and so they were spoken for already. And I was by the gamestop because of my job by 9am. Sorry that I have to adult that I can't camp out at a store for like 3 hours.
@dkxcalibur They just don't like making things. If Switch falters that's their Dreamcast and they go mobile. SMR advertising will be everywhere starting tomorrow.
@RatKing64 Controllers are already sold out as of 1AM at the official Nintendo NY store. If they don't have enough, not sure how may other stores will.
I really really want one, but this limited supply thing from Nintendo is getting old. I mean they announced this nearly six months ago and yet pre-orders by and large never went live and now at launch there is no supply. I took my lunch break early today to wait in a line of 100 people at Best Buy about an hour before opening to find that they had only enough for about 20 that apparently don't work or took the entire day off. And shortly after opening of Best Buy and GameStop my local classified listings started posting these for between $300 - $750. I'm fine with the free market we have and people can do what they want with their new purchases, but there was not nearly enough supply.
Most stores never opened up preorders, and those that did only did so for maybe a minute. I mean did Nintendo learn nothing from the amiibo shortages of the past? Why not wait to release when supply could somewhat meet the demand? With so many months between it's announcement and release Nintendo should have done SOME or ANY market research to find some good production numbers. Most products have preorders available on various retailer websites. Retailers can in turn order supply to match the demand, but this never happened with Nintendo's apparently outdated business model.
I am very sorry that Nintendo is not able to please everyone!
same story of the first amiibo!
withdrawn this morning in Italy
obviously. preordained months before
this wonder, has incredible care!
tears of nostalgia and love come out of this little box!
sharpness and incredible graphics cleaning!
no other emulation compares!
a true act of love nintendo Mom!
people like me, loves Ninendo for 30 years, do not let escape!
only flaw, cable short-controller ....
fixable with future third-party extensions!
do everything you can to have it at the right price!
i would buy it if it was 40 pounds aka 60 bucks pre brexit
Amazon sold out in less than 10 minutes. I have checked 5 stores and tried online. Nintendo are going to make me not care anymore. Maybe I'll take that 60 bucks and buy a game for PS4 instead.
@NESlover85 my thoughts exactly. I couldn't. click. fast enough. Can't even get the product page to load now.
If it is this hard to get a nes classic, trying to catch the pre-orders for Switch will be a nightmare........
I was a little encouraged to see people saying they weren't even interested in getting one of these. Well, those people apparently aren't into scalping (I'm not either, but I did want to buy a Mini).
The scalpers were out in full force for this.
@dronesplitter Meanwhile the people who wanted to relive their childhoods and show these games to their kids are left out in the cold. Nintendo knew darn well these were going to sell and decided to create demand through supposed shortage. Well, we could all just buy a raspberry pi and download more than 30 NES classics.
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