EB Games Australia pre-orders of the Mini NES Classic Edition have been sold out. This includes the second controller already sold out. We’re glad to see the buzz and hype for retro video games. They’re sold out in a lot of stores in the Netherlands as well. The popularity of this thing is going to be insane. We hope they make enough so there’s no scalping. A lot of people had no idea it would be sold out that quickly especially in Australia. But there’s a remedy, thanks in part to Stevivor.

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Mini NES Classic Edition Pre-Order Australia – Get ready to stand in line starting 8 am in the morning

They’re sold out at EB Games and JB Hi-Fi, but you can still pre-order the Australian edition Mini NES console and the extra controller on Play-Asia. It’s a bit more expensive there but at least you know you’re guaranteed to get one.

It’s basically pocket-sized, meaning you can’t use the original NES cartridges. The controller inputs are different, rendering the ’80s ones obsolete (watch somebody invent an adapter for them). Also, there’s no way of adding more games via a flash drive or SD card. So, if you don’t like any of the pre-installed games, tough luck.

Doing the math on all of this, it really stinks up Nintendo’s reputation, regarding their previous successes. Why not just offer a reasonably-priced HDMI upgrade, for people willing to ship their full-size NES systems? Regardless it’s still a great hit with the player base nonetheless.

Coming November 11th for $59.99, Nintendo has announced the Mini NES Classic Edition which will come pre-installed with 30 of the best NES games. It uses the included HDMI cord to hook up to your television, and has a retro NES mini controller included which also works as a Classic Controller on your Wii or Wii U systems. What are your thoughts of the NES Classic Edition mini? Will you be getting one this holiday season? Comment below.