Even as the Nintendo Switch is making a big impact in the gaming market, the never-ending hunt for the Nintendo NES Classic Edition continues to grow big persistently. Since the day it was first announced, the mini version of the original NES hardware has seen a tremendous rise in demand – selling out just within minutes.


No doubt, overflowing demand is a good sign for the classic console maker, but parallelly, this growth has led to some really frustrated NES enthusiasts. Small stock quantities selling out within minutes, beating web site alerts is something that no buyer would appreciate.

Why produce NES Classic in limited supply?

However, Tatsumi Kimishima, the president of Nintendo, apologized for the shortage of supply and assured to increase production soon. Kimishima said the console is always limited in supply as some of its parts are hard to acquire.

“Some parts require time to procure, but we are working to increase production. We apologize to our consumers and retail partners for the inconvenience caused by product shortages”, he said.

Going by the words of Nintendo’s president, we expect to see a new wave of NES Classic Edition on US based sellers like Amazon and Tesco in coming weeks. However, it is no new fact that the demand will still remain high and you’ll have to grab one of the units at a time when scores of buyers are rushing in to make the purchase!

Checking the stores time and again is the best way to track product availability. However, to save you from the added trouble, we suggest signing up for stock alerts with Stock Informer, BrickSeek or NowInStock.These platforms will keep you updated with exact availability and are much better than website alerts, which, as suggested by a Tesco, may not get to you on time.

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Nintendo is clearly pushing to keep up with the demands of NES Classic to provide the fans a classic gaming experience. The $60 console comes with 30 built-in games and appeals to all kinds of ages.