Nintendo Mini (NES Classic Edition)
The NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Mini) has triggered massive nostalgic fever to gamers the world over. Nintendo

GameStop made the coveted NES Classic Edition console available in bundles on Wednesday and it didn’t take long before they were all gone. Customers apparently did not mind the extra dollars that the Nintendo Mini bundles carried as units of the popular retro console were sold out in just over an hour.

GameStop made its NES Classic Edition bundles available through its website at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday (Thursday 3:00 a.m. AEDT in Sydney). All bundles were on pre-order status and GameStop noted that the company was set to start shipping on February 1. Three kinds of Nintendo Mini bundles were made available by GameStop.

The most affordable among the bunch, the NES Classic Edition with Miniboss Wireless Controller, was priced at US$79.99 (AU$104.99). According to Yahoo, the Miniboss bundles were sold out in just 30 minutes. The other two, Nintendo Mini Zelda Bundle and the straightforward NES Classic Edition Bundle, priced at US$124.99 (AU$164.99) and US$129.99 (AU$169.99) respectively, were gone after an hour and 20 minutes of availability.

There’s no word yet when GameStop plans to restock Nintendo’s sought-after gaming system. Back in December, the Nintendo Classic Mini also didn’t last long when Target Australia restocked the NES remake. Target began selling the in-demand console on December 12 at 8:00 a.m. AEDT on its online store and the massive amount of traffic that followed actually crashed the site.

One NES Classic Edition console was sold every 18 seconds during its November 10 launch last year. Since the launch, Nintendo has sparingly provided retailers new stocks of the Classic Mini and demand grew immensely. The Nintendo Mini was also among the best sellers during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The NES Classic Edition has lately become a target of hacking due to its inability to provide extra games. About a couple of weeks ago, a YouTuber showed off his Nintendo Mini that had 84 games in a video he uploaded.


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