EB Games has confirmed that it won’t be receiving any more stock for the NES Classic until next year. The retailer also apologized for those that missed out.
EB Games Australia posted a letter to its customers explaining why orders for the NES Classic weren’t able to be processed for many people. Traffic on the website spiked to record levels. You can read details of it below.
“The Mini NES has kind of a big deal. Despite juicing our servers, our website just couldn’t cope with the record traffic of tens of thousands of enthusiastic gamers. We were running 45 servers, each with 32 CPUs, for a total of 1440 CPUs handing the website.
On a normal Tuesday, we have about 500,000 page views. Yesterday we hit over 7,500,000. Thank you for proving that like us that you love the ’80s, unfortunately Nintendo is unable to supply additional stock this year.
We pride ourselves on responding to all our customers as quickly as we can. Right now, we have over 40,000 comments and messages so we may take a little while to respond. This does not meet our usual high standard, however the demand for the Mini NES has been unprecedented.”
If you live in Australia, waiting until next year is your best option. eBay is rife with lots of listings that are selling the console for hundreds of dollars. Consider yourself lucky if you managed to buy one already.