‘Tis the season for Nintendo, fa la la la la la la la we are sold out. It wouldn’t be Christmas without having at least that ONE toy or gadget that no one seems to be able to get their hands on and this year, that gadget is the NES Classic Edition. When the NES Classic Edition went up for sale, it didn’t take long before online retailers as well as brick and mortar stores to sell them. According to Ars Technica, the NES Classic Edition sold 196,000 units in November. That figure trumps the 220,000 Wii U consoles the company sold in a six-month period.
The much sought after gaming gadget has even popped up on eBay and Amazon with exorbitant asking prices that are just plainly insane. Well, December 20th may just be someone’s lucky day. Best Buy will be selling limited quantities of this year’s must-have gift but ONLY in brick and mortar stores. That’s right, you’ll have to drag your butt away from your computer to score this one.
“The NES classic edition will not be available on BestBuy.com,” the recording says. “On December 20th, Best Buy will have limited quantities of the console available at Best Buy locations. NES Classic Edition will be sold on a first-come, first serve basis. Just like on Black Friday, our stores will have a ticketing process for customers waiting in line. We will only pass out as many tickets as we have consoles, and quantities will not be released over the phone.”
If you’re lucky enough to get one at Best Buy, that means you’ll be paying the regular retail price of $59.99USD and not be forced to buy the one on eBay for $88,888USD. Yes, that’s $88K.
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