NES Classic Edition Goes For Sale: Best Buy Confirms Availability Next Week; ThinkGeek Offers In-Stock Via Lottery--- Details Here

By Christon Jervil Ligon - 13 Dec '16 04:45AM

The response has been overwhelming so far for the NES Classic Edition console and the demand is expected to get even bigger as the holiday is drawing closer. Since its launch back in the second week of November across the globe, Nintendo's replica of the 1980s original model of the Nintendo Entertainment System has been selling like hotcakes.

NES Classic Edition Sold Out Quickly In Retailers

The NES Classic Edition is expected to be a hit among the 80s and 90s kids, who either want to re-live their childhood gaming moments, or simply show their own children today how it all was back then. And, it's understandable for the new generation kids to sneer at them, especially at the graphic side of things.

But, it's not exactly cakewalk getting your hands on one these days. The NES Classic Edition, which comes in limited supply, sells out quickly in stores. The good news is that, Best Buy will reportedly have the consoles available in stock this coming Dec. 20, 2016. According to Fortune, the retail giant will sell them in short supply through their brick and mortar outlets, and won't be available for purchase via the internet.

Meanwhile, over at ThinkGeek, the guys there have come up with their own scheme on how to sell out their limited units of the NES Classic Edition to the many hopefuls. They thought it would be fair to do it through some sort of a lottery style, or as they would like to put it: the "Hunger-Games-style showdown."

They will ask the buyers to add the NES Classic Edition to their wishlist via their ThinkGeek accounts, and wait for a unique code thru e-mail if they get randomly selected, GameSpot wrote.

What Is The NES Classic Edition?

For those who haven't heard yet, the NES Classic Edition is a replica of the original Nintendo Entertainment System with the familar design, but smaller dimensions. It comes with 30 pre-installed games that include classics, such as "Super Mario Bros.," "Donkey Kong," "The Legend of Zelda," "Pac-Man," "Mega Man," and "Final Fantasy," among others.

For a retail price of $60, the NES Classic Edition also comes with a NES classic controller, a standard HDMI cable, and an AC adapter.

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