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The NES Classic is back: where and how to buy the Nintendo mini console

Be prepared to act fast

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The NES Classic Edition hits shelves for the first time in over a year.
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The NES Classic Edition is being restocked tomorrow, June 29, more than a year after Nintendo halted production on its retro mini-console. If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one of these bad boys, be prepared to act quickly.

When Nintendo announced the miniature replica of its 30-year-old Nintendo Entertainment System in 2016, it was an immediate hit. Most retailers sold out on release day and resellers marked up listings by up to six times the original $59.99 price tag. We expect a similar outcome tomorrow, the first time the NES Classic is hitting shelves since April of 2017.

Nintendo hasn’t offered up much information about the restock other than a tweet announcing the release date and that, along with the easier-to-find SNES Classic Edition, it’s “expected to be available through the end of the year.” Amazon, Best Buy, ThinkGeek and GameStop have all announced that they’ll be carrying the plug-and-play console both in stores and online. Walmart is the only retailer we’ve seen offering any sort of pre-order, which sold out almost immediately.

Nostalgic fans hoping to add the NES Classic to their Nintendo collection can try these retailers for online orders, or try their luck at a local store. Most orders are limited to one per customer. We’ll update this post with more information, including additional retailers and sold-out status, as it comes in.

  • Amazon — online and at select Amazon Books stores. [Update: sold out online.]
  • Best Buy — online and in stores. If lines form, a Black Friday-style ticket system will be employed.
  • Walmart — online and in stores.
  • GameStop — online and in stores. GameStop told GameSpot that there will be “at least 10 units per store.” [Update: original listing sold out online. A new listing is up that will ship on July 3.]
  • ThinkGeek — online and in stores, starting at 9 a.m. ThinkGeek confirmed to Polygon that it won’t be bringing back the infamous bundles. [Update: sold out online.]
  • Target — in-store only, according to Thrillist.
  • eBay — online only. You’ll need to weed through resellers to find new, retail-priced units.

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