The NES Classic was released last November and quickly became one of the hottest hits of the holiday season, but the only problem was that it was near impossible to find. Many have been waiting for when stock would get better, but it was announced last week that Nintendo was discontinuing the system to much disappointment. However, for those looking to score one, one retailer is supposed to have them in-store this morning.
The NES Classic is a miniature version of the original NES that comes with 30 games built in and retails for $59.99. This made it a great stocking stuffer item at Christmas for those lucky enough to find it. Since release though, you have had to be very lucky to come across one, whether from camping out before stores open or just coming across one.
Very rarely have retailers announced beforehand that they would have new stock, but that is just what Best Buy did through their Twitter yesterday, in which they tweeted.
“TOMORROW In Best Buy stores. Limited quantities of
#NESClassic will be available. Plus, save on select accessories.”
According to this tweet, it sounds like this stock is going to be exclusive to in-store only and not online, so those interested really need to get to their store this morning. Based on the limited quantities, and we’re assuming there will only be a few, I would get there pretty early this morning.
Nintendo had said that retailers would be getting the last shipments throughout April, so it’s very possible this is the final batch that Best Buy stores will be getting outside of random extras that may show up at some point. As a result, this may be your best bet to score one at retail price, as stores like Gamestop, Target, and Walmart will be completely random as to when they will be getting them and selling them, while this at least gives you a heads up. All we can say at this point is good luck and get there early this morning.