This will likely be one of your last genuine opportunities to buy the NES Classic Edition at a retail shop… unless Nintendo backs off on their discontinuation of the system.
Best Buy sent out an email over the weekend to customers indicating that the NES Classic Edition would be in stock at physical locations. Here’s what the note said.
The NES Classic Edition will be available tomorrow, April 24, in store only.
Quantities will be limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you’re reading this story near the time of publication, I’d suggest heading to your local Best Buy.
We still can’t believe it’s been discontinued
The NES Classic was a hot item the moment it released. Within minutes, stock was gone and the system was up on eBay selling for double, triple, quadruple and more over it’s MSRP of $59.99.
No doubt, it’s a neat toy. Packed with 30 classic games that older players adore and vintage fans pine for, this was the perfect product. And then, well, Nintendo decided they were done selling them. The thing’s been discontinued in North America, Europe and Japan, though that last territory offers the Famicom Mini.
If and when Nintendo does the SNES Classic, pre-order one. If you want it, pre-order it, because Nintendo’s shown here that they won’t support the product in any long term sense.