Nintendo’s Nes Classic Edition was launched back in November 2016 and since then it has become very popular with fans. The company even managed to sell around 1.5 million units within December 31, 2016. However, what annoyed consumers was that the console sold out at every retailer within days and Nintendo was slow to meet the huge demand, which it had not anticipated. This led to disappointment for many fans as they could not get their hands on the NES Classic.

On April 13, Nintendo announced that it would discontinue the product and that the final shipment of the retro gaming console would reach stores by the end of the same month.

The company did not offer any reason behind its decision. However, April being the last month of the console’s production, Best Buy announced that it will sell the NES Classic Edition for the last time on April 24.

Best Buy selling the console

The console’s original pricing was $60 but, after the stocks dwindled, third-party retailers started capitalizing on the NES’s popularity by increasing the prices significantly. For instance, the elusive console is known to have sold for more than $200 on eBay. However, Best Buy revealed that its brick-and-mortar outlets will stock the console once again on April 24, bearing its original price. Needless to say though, that the stock will be limited. The retail chain did not elaborate on exactly how many units it would sell.

Each consumer would be limited to just one unit of the console and the retail chain would likely conduct the sale on a first-come-first-served basis. Best Buy is known to employ ticketing systems for limited stock items.

The company would assign a ticket to each customer and limit its count to the number of consoles, which it has in stock. However, it is important to remember that the sale of the NES Classic Edition will only take place in the Best Buy physical stores and not on the online one.

NES Classic Edition: what it brings

In the age of the Xbox One and PS4 consoles with advanced graphical capabilities, Nintendo’s NES Classic takes users back to the 8-bit graphical era.

The Classic Edition is just a smaller version of the original 1985 NES console with HDMI port for connection to new age TV sets. The NES Classic comes with 30 preloaded popular games like “Castlevania,” “Final Fantasy,” “Donkey Kong,” “Super Mario Bros.,” “The Legend of Zelda,” and many more. Those looking to lay their hands on the retro console need to hurry before stocks run out.

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