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Nintendo NES Mini sells out immediately; restocks on the way

Being the nostalgic little hot item, Nintendo’s retro console NES Classic Edition has sold out fast and has become one of the hardest things to acquire for the holiday season.

According to Kotaku, many fans and gamers lined up at their retailers when the mini version of the original 1985 NES ystem was launched on November 11. Websites that have also put the console up for sale are running dry, and one person is even selling a brand new one on eBay for $300, much higher than its regular $60 price tag.

Fortunately for gamers who are still pining for one, Nintendo America tweeted that restocks will be on the way this holiday season. “There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday season and into the new year. Please contact your local retailers to check availability.”

As a “blast from the past” system that will appeal to gamers of the 80’s and 90’s generation, the NES Classic Edition is a miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System and comes pre-packed with 30 games, including Super Mario Bros. 3, Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid.

Supporting HDMI output, the system is a great chance for new players to experience the 8-bit era of gaming, when many classics were born and helped bring the company out of the great “Video Game Crash of 1983,” a massive recession for the video game market. — BM, GMA News

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