Nintendo NES Classic Edition: Gone In Less Than Sixty Seconds

And just like that, it was gone.

The NES Classic Edition exceeded expectations on its first day of release. The Nintendo console was officially made available at midnight and many people flocked retailers and lined up only to end up empty-handed.

Reports came in of stores only carrying six consoles and many had to turn away customers. As expected, people are voicing their disappointment at Nintendo.

The company provided a limited stock of the consoles to some U.S. retail stores including Best Buy, GameStop, and Target.

Despite reports of people dissatisfied with the controller's short cable, the miniature version of the iconic gaming console was still a hit on its first day of release.

Nintendo of America assured everyone through a series of tweets that it is doing everything in its power to meet the demands for the console.

"The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand."

The tweets indicated that more consoles will be made available and that "there will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year".

Fortunately, Amazon is accepting pre-orders for the Mini-NES. The company began taking pre-orders at 2 p.m. PT on Nov.11.

Over at Best Buy, the stock has been wiped out as well. They are also taking orders online. Those who buy from Best Buy's online store will have the NES Classic Edition delivered right to their doorstep.

GameStop is yet to open their lines for online buyers but the console is already listed and is offered in bundles. The bundles include an extra controller and/or a retrospective book. Another bundle offers a backpack. Interested parties are advised to keep visiting the retailer's page to know when the online purchasing will start.

Target only offers the console in its store, so far. No word yet on whether the retailer will offer the mini-NES online.

The stock during the launch at the Nintendo Store in Manhattan was also limited.

Many who failed to get a NES Classic flooded the internet to see where it is available. There are already units being sold on eBay at very high prices.

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