As we reported earlier this month, Nintendo has shipped the last batch of their NES Classic Edition retro gaming console to North America. As inventory dries up, fans are eager to snatch them up while they can. Today, Best Buy announced that they will give customers one of their last chances to buy the NES Classic!
— Best Buy (@BestBuy) April 23, 2017
Best Buy made the announcement via their official Twitter account. The electronics retailer will sell limited quantities tomorrow. They are also offering discounts on accessories. The console won’t be available online, but rather in stores only. This is smart on Best Buy’s part, as it will prevent resellers from ordering NES Classics in bulk from the comfort of their living rooms.
The NES Classic is a throwback to the hit Nintendo gaming system, originally released in 1983. The replica was released in November of 2016. It packs 30 classic games on board. These include iconic titles like Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Castlevania, and others.
Nintendo pretty much botched the NES Classic’s rollout, with shortages at stores all across the board. They have also discontinued the device for seemingly no good reason whatsoever. Demand remains high, despite these supply challenges. This, of course, might be explained by the rumours of the upcoming SNES Classic later this year. I wonder if this would eventually lead to a Nintendo 64 version. I was a PlayStation kid myself growing up, but that N64 would definitely be on my wish list.
Will you be getting in line for this last shot at getting the NES Classic from Best Buy? Or are you holding out for an opportunity from Walmart, Amazon, or another retailer? Remember, April is almost over, and the clock is ticking! Let us know in the comments if you already have an NES Classic Edition, what you think of the console, and if you’re looking forward to the SNES replica or not!