It's Nov. 11 tomorrow and that means Christmas is coming early for those who have the Nintendo NES Classic on their wish list.
At exactly 2 p.m., the modern version of the iconic gaming console will go on sale. This early, many are expecting the NES Classic Edition to sell fast. In fact, Amazon will limit orders to just one per person.
Amazon has informed its customers through an email that it will open its digital doors at exactly 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) to accept orders for the new Nintendo console. Since pre-ordering is not an option and Amazon has "very limited quantities" of the console, the company is disabling the one-click ordering system. This will allow more people to have their own NES Classic Edition.
"Demand is expected to be very high, and there's no guarantee that it will remain in stock for long," Amazon said in the email.
The company did say that they will announce whenever they replenish their inventory.
The Verge mentions the price of the miniature console - $59.99 - is equivalent to the price of just one video game title today.
According to reports, other stores are not too keen on getting pre-orders, as well.
Target has stopped accepting pre-orders after opening their line briefly in August. Toy R' Us also toyed with the idea for a while back in July but quickly removed the NES Classic from its website. Gamestop has already announced through Twitter that it will not entertain pre-orders. Best Buy has gone the same route.
As it stands, the best way to purchase a NES Classic Edition is to line up in front of these stores tomorrow.
The Nintendo Store in New York will be holding a retro party starting at 9 p.m. tonight, Nov. 10, to celebrate the release of the NES Classic Edition. The console will start selling at exactly 12 midnight. Those who wish to be part of the festivities and to get free NES Classic consoles must go to the Manhattan flagship really early. The line for the party starts at 5 p.m. ET while organizers will hand out wristbands at 7 p.m. ET. Only the first 250 guests will be entertained. A total of 250 consoles will be up for grabs at the event.