If you wanted to get your hands on Nintendo’s NES Classic, then this is probably your last chance. The NES Classic will be in stock at Best Buy on Monday morning, but stock is limited so you might want to hurry. Nintendo has already said that the final shipments of the popular mini-console will reach stores this month (and we are already in the last week of the month).
Nintendo’s NES Classic is back at Best Buy
On Sunday, the electronics retailer announced on Twitter that the now-discontinued but still very popular retro game will be back in its stores Monday morning. The game console will be available in stores only (not online), and the electronics retailer will have “limited quantities.”
Many Best Buy stores will be doing a ticketing process before opening the doors of their stores to buyers, The Verge notes. The number of tickets will be limited to the quantity of stock available in the store. Best Buy is promising savings on NES Classic accessories as well. That makes complete sense, as those accessories would be useless without the NES Classic.
In addition, a Best Buy spokesperson said that purchases will be limited to just one mini console per customer on a first-come, first-served basis, notes USA Today. The retailer did not provide any details on the number of consoles available in stores. Best Buy follows a strict policy of not disclosing stock or inventory.
Other options apart from Best Buy
The NES Classic was officially discontinued by the Japanese gaming giant recently. Even now, many fans are unhappy with its discontinuation. The $60 NES Classic was launched late last year, and it became a surprise hit for the gaming giant. Nintendo has struggled to meet demand for the console, indirectly helping those selling it on the secondary market. According to USA Today, the NES Classic was selling for over $200 on eBay on Sunday afternoon.
The mini console was a little similar to the original 1985 console, but with an HDMI port that enabled it to be plugged into modern TVs, notes USA Today. The mini console comes with 8-bit graphics, a retro controller, and nearly 30 preinstalled classic games, including Tecmo Bowl, Super Mario Bros. and Pac-Man.
Fans who are still not able to get their hands on the console must not be disappointed. There are reports that the NES Classic Edition will be replaced with an SNES Classic Edition. This SNES is possibly one of the reasons for the discontinuation of the NES Classic.
“The SNES mini (or, to continue Nintendo’s official branding, likely the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System) is currently scheduled to launch in time for Christmas this year,” stated Eurogamer, which has a decent track record for Nintendo rumors.
You can also make a superior NES Classic using Raspberry Pi.