The Nintendo Switch has just launched to great success, selling out quickly -- but that is to be expected when it comes to a brand new console. What is even more surprising, however, is the fact that there NES Classic Edition, a console that is more than 30 years old, has received modern day updates like a HDMI connection so that it can hook itself up to modern day TVs while arriving with different visual modes to simulate a gameplay experience of yore, is also very hard to find. In fact, whatever stock that arrives at store shelves are sold out all too quickly, leaving interested gamers hunting for more on third party sites. These gamers are also not shy of forking out more than double the price for the NES Classic Edition from anyone who is willing to let go of their console. Hopefully, Nintendo will do something about this particular chronic situation for the NES Classic Edition before people get turned off by the lack of availability.
Nintendo President apologizes for NES Classic Edition shortage
Perhaps there is a need for Nintendo to look into the situation and see whether they are able to make alterations in the supply chain so that adequate stock is available to meet the insanely high demands for the NES Classic Edition.
It is nice to know that the president of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima, has issued an apology for the short supply of the NES Classic Edition. He also mentioned one of the main reasons for the shortage of the console is due to the fact that "some parts require time to procure, but we are working to increase production. We apologize to our consumers and retail partners for the inconvenience caused by product shortages."
All in all, the worst for the NES Classic Edition does seem to be over as at press time in terms of availability. The likes of Amazon, Argos and Tesco in the UK are now making available the console online. However, one should also bear in mind that there is every possibility that such available stock could easily end up as sold out any time within the next day itself. As for the actual price of the NES Classic Edition, it is $59.99 a pop, but as there is still plenty of demand for it, you will find people who are willing to pay over the odds for it.
You might want to do your part by keeping track of the NES Classic Edition’s availability by checking out the different online retailers from time to time. After all, this is one particular instance where the early bird picks up the proverbial worm, which is why it is far from surprising that there might be some scalpers out there who would like to take advantage of the console’s shortage in order to snag as many units as possible in the meantime and make a quick profit off others.
How much are you willing to pay to grab hold of the NES Classic Edition in a free market?