Tech Focus: The Mini NES Classic Is A Hit

Nintendo Mini NES Classic Flying Off the Shelf

The Mini NES Classic is sold out just about everywhere.  The $60 device covered and reviewed last month, has quickly become the hot gift this holiday season.

Some game reviewers are accusing Nintendo of creating an artificial shortage to drive interest in their product.  Many think Nintendo’s motivation is to create hype to make their NES Classic Mini-console the “furby” of the 2016 holiday season.

In addition, early reviews have been critical of the system’s very short controller cord.  There are fixes for the short controller via third party peripheral manufactures.

If you are one of the few rare people who did get your hands on a NES Classic, you could flip it on eBay or a tidy profit.  The going rate for the console is between $180 – $260 — the retail cost is $60.

Nintendo issued the following statement yesterday:

“The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand. There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. Please contact your local retailers to check product availability. A selection of participating retailers can be found at Nintendo NES Classic.”