If you’re striving to get your paws on the pint-sized Mini Classic NES this weekend, you’re definitely not alone. On day one, it has sold out practically everywhere.
As a result, folks who were quick off the mark in ordering systems (probably for this very purpose) are looking to flip them for huge profits on eBay and Amazon.
The mini console, which has 30 games built in, retails for $60 in the US, but some opportunistic folks are attempting to shift them for upwards of $200 on eBay.
Meanwhile third-party sellers on Amazon want $299 minimum for the retro delight.
The company is planning to provide a “a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year.”
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That means, if you’re seeking an NES Classic as a Christmas present for a kid who has never experienced the delights of 8-bit console gaming, there’s still hope.
The demand comes as the first reviews for the system suggest Nintendo has fallen short of expectations amid criticism of the controller’s cable length.
In his review, our own Brett Phipps writes: “It seems that in making the Classic Mini we also get Classic Nintendo: so close to perfection but a few bizarre design choices leave us pondering what could have been had the company pushed the budget just a touch further. I’d have paid double the asking price if it gave us a little extra length, or even the length of the original NES controller’s cable.”
Video: Nintendo Classic Mini NES unboxing
Have you received the NES Classic yet? Share your first impressions in the comments below. Equally, if you spot availability online, help your fellow gamers with the details.