NES Classic is sold out in seconds
Nintendo NES Classic is a little machine allowing you to play 30 games from the original NES. It became available on November 11, yesterday, for $60. However, if you want one right now, you are too late, because it is sold out completely within seconds.
Nevertheless, if you are willing to pay more, like $250 more, there is a second option to get your hands on the NES Classic. As of now, you can find many third-party sellers on Amazon and even on eBay who sell this console, worth of $60, for $250-$300. That is the amount of money Sony wants to sell you a new PS4. However, it is not a surprise at all. We have seen examples of this situation when a company starts to sell a product with high in demand and short on supply.
This is yet another example which shows Nintendo learned nothing. We have seen the exact same problem with some other Nintendo consoles as well such as Wii, which was impossible to buy when it was out. This time though, they are not even trying to sell a real console at all. They are selling an emulator inside a plastic box.
Even though many people are excited about the NES Classic, the current ranking of the NES Classic on Amazon is only 2-stars. That is because the fact that Nintendo didn’t run any kind of preorder campaign for people to reserve one. Instead, they are left with random chances of availability on the internet stores which ask buyers to pay more than its original price.
At least, Nintendo responded by saying that the new “flow of additional systems” will be available through the holiday shopping season and into the new year.