When it was announced a few months ago, there was definitely a lot of nostalgic reminiscing about the good ol’ NES days. The NES Classic Edition is due to be released tomorrow, November 11th, but has been surprisingly impossible to pre-order. One of our intrepid readers emailed Amazon about this and received the following response:
Thank you for your interest in ordering the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic! Read on for information on how to get your very own NES Classic at Amazon.com.
The NES Classic will be available for sale at 2:00 p.m. PT on Friday, November 11. Purchases are limited to one per customer, and 1-Click Ordering will be disabled for this item. Please make sure you’ve updated your credit card and shipping information to help you move quickly through the checkout process. We have very limited quantities of this item, however we will be receiving additional quantities over the coming weeks. Please act quickly at 2:00 p.m. PT on Friday for your best chance at buying an NES Classic.
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.
Thank you for shopping with us.
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The NES Classic Edition is a mini-version of the NES of old, with dimensions of under 9″ x 7″ x 3″ and a weight of 1.5lbs. The best part about the new retro console is that cartridges are not needed and it comes with 30 pre-installed games.
- The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition has the original look and feel, only smaller, sleeker, and pre-loaded with 30 games
- The pre-installed games include: Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, PAC-MAN, Dr. Mario, Mega Man, Final Fantasy, and dozens more (check out the full list)
- Includes a standard HDMI cable
- Comes with one old-school, grey-colored NES Classic Controller and an AC adapter
- Also compatible with Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. Additional NES Classic Controllers will be sold separately
If you are a long time Nintendo fan, or looking to introduce your kids to some classic gaming, the NES Classic Edition should hold you over until the release of the new Nintendo Switch next year.
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