If you’re in need of an NES Classic, Best Buy just may have you covered. Fresh off the heels of Nintendo’s announcement to discontinue the oft-sought after retro machine, Best Buy has announced that they will be putting their entire stock out in stores on Monday, April 24th.
The massive chain store has made customers aware that each customer limited to one console and that a ticket system will be in place at each store. While it’s unknow how many consoles are in stock, it’s clear that this is intended to discourage scalpers, something that was not done with the original release of the NES Classic.
The miniature NES that came with 30 games pre-downloaded on to the system was a huge hit for nostalgia lovers and gamers alike, selling out instantly in nearly all markets. Shortly thereafter eBay and private seller prices rose from the $60 MSRP to upwards of $200. Recently Nintendo has since discontinued the product amidst rumors of a possible SNES Classic.
With Best Buy now clearing out all of their remaining units one can’t help but wonder where have they been all along? For now be sure to check when your local store opens and keep your fingers crossed.
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