I am a huge fan of Nintendo. I have so many memories of my sister and I playing on our Nintendo NES as kids. Playing Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. are some of my best childhood memories.
Like many Nintendo fans, I was counting down to the release of the Nintendo NES Classic Editon on November 11, 2016. I naively expected store shelves to be packed with the new system and thought I’d have no problem picking one up for my kids for Christmas.
I was wrong. The Nintendo NES Classic Editon sold out in stores and online in minutes.
What’s the big deal about the NES Classic Edition?
- It’s a miniaturized version of the original NES system for the 80’s
- It’s a plug and play system
- It has 30 pre-installed games (including Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and Pac-Man)
- It includes one NES controller
- It has three display modes (play like these original games are meant to be or not)
I reached out to Nintendo Canada to see if new Nintendo NES Classic Editions would be released in stores before the holidays.
Here’s what they had to say:
“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 http://www.nintendo.com/en_
I am not heading to Ebay or used sites to pay an arm and leg for the NES Classic. I’ll be waiting for stores to receive more stock. I’m hoping to pick up the Nintendo NES Classic in stores before December 25th.