Nintendo’s new pocket-friendly NES Classic Edition console went on sale this Friday – November 11 for $60, though shortly went out of stock on Amazon. Retailers have no idea as to when it’ll be back in stock, and the next shipment is expected to arrive sometime around Black Friday.
Amazon did mention that the NES Classic Edition would be available in limited quantities, and therefore allowed only one order per customer. The online retailer now says that new shipments are expected to arrive over the next couple of weeks, though did not mention an exact date.
“Demand is expected to be very high, and there’s no guarantee that it will remain in stock for long. We will make similar announcements when additional inventory becomes available,” Amazon said in an email to customers.
Nintendo has issued the following statement regarding the shortage in supply:
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand. There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. Please contact your local retailers to check product availability. A selection of participating retailers can be found at www.Nintendo.com/nes-classic.
The company further added that sufficient units of the NES Classic will be made available through the upcoming holiday shopping season and around the new year.
The new NES Classic Edition console from Nintendo is a smaller version of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System launched back in the 80’s. It’s an exact replica of the classic version, apart from its much smaller form factor. The console comes bundled with the same classic NES game pad, and you can buy an additional controller for $9.99. Besides, it features HDMI connectivity, and comes with 30 pre-installed games including popular titles such as Super Mario Bros, Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong and Metroid.