It was announced back in July that for the holiday season, Nintendo was going to release a miniature version of it’s most popular console, the Nintendo Entertainment System. The mini version, NES Classic, went on sale today. Stores didn’t open until 1pm in recognition of Remembrance Day. By the time stores opened their doors, the NES Classic was sold out.
Shoppers who were disappointed to find out they wouldn’t be able purchase the console on launch day vented their frustration on Nintendo’s Facebook page. Click on the comment icon in the Facebook post below to read how upset people are.
Nintendo of America responded on Twitter with these 3 tweets.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand. 1/3— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016
There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. 2/3— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016
It seems that your best bet, if you were planning on buying one of these systems for Christmas, would be to closely watch the online stores.