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At this point, many gamers are a bit deflated over their continued efforts to snag a Nintendo NES Classic Edition game console. Every time that the $59.99 device has come in stock via online retailers, it has sold out in less than a minute. Finding availability in retail stores hasn’t been much better, with people waiting in lines for hours to get their hands on limited inventory. For its part, Nintendo issued the following statement in early November regarding NES Classic Edition inventory: The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to... Read more...
The latest episode of The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon was an all-out Nintendo geekfest. Fallon not only debuted the game Super Mario Run, but he got to test out the Nintendo Switch. To top everything off, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto played the theme to Super Mario Bros. alongside The Late Show house band The Roots. Miyamoto, it turns out, is a pretty rad guitarist. He continuously grinned as he played alongside The Roots. Fallon had a small solo as well. The show did not reveal anything that we do not already know about the Nintendo Switch. The Switch is a gaming console that can rest in... Read more...
Does anyone remember Pokemon Go, the wildly popular mobile app that took the world by storm and turned every man, woman, and child into inattentive pedestrians? Well, there are still people who play the game. What's more, Niantic continues to actively update the app as well as forge new partnerships, like the one it just did with Starbucks. That's right, coffee joint that always manages to find its way into headlines one way or another is now an official partner of Pokemon Go. As such, it is planning to transform 7,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States into Pokestops and Poke... Read more...
Nintendo is working on a unique new console called Switch that will launch in March of next year. It will attempt to bridge the divide between in-home and mobile gaming as an all-in-one solution for both, and if it succeeds, you can bet the Switch will be just as hot (and hard to find early on) as the NES Classic Edition. Not only that, but there's chatter of the Switch supporting GameCube titles, too.That's the word according to Eurogamer, which claims to have heard the same thing from no less than three separate sources. They way the sources tell it, GameCube support has already been tested and... Read more...
Have you struck out again and again when it comes to trying to find a Nintendo NES Classic Edition console (we’re looking at you, Paul)? Well, it looks as though Amazon will be the latest retailer to give gamers the chance to score the console at retail price instead of paying huge markups from sites like eBay or Craigslist. Amazon made the announcement last night with a simple tweet: NES Classic fans: we've got a couple exciting announcements to make in the coming week. Stay tuned for more info soon! — Amazon Video Games (@amazongames) December 7, 2016 For now, that’s all we have to go on. Will... Read more...
It is often said around this time of year that this is the season to be jolly, but screw that, I'm a little ticked off at the moment. Check that, I'm a LOT ticked off and I don't know whether to direct my rage at Nintendo, Urban Outfitters, or ultimately myself for getting sucked into this consumer culture that castrates the true spirit of the season. You see, I've been trying and failing to secure an NES Classic Edition console, the equivalent of this year's Tickle Me Elmo or Cabbage Patch doll, and it's maddening. It shouldn't be. After all, the system is rigged for failure, and I know that.... Read more...
Are you still looking to find a Nintendo NES Classic Edition console, but don’t want to pay upwards of four times the retail price on eBay or Craigslist? Well, get in line. Everybody and their grandma wants the retro console and Nintendo seemingly just loves toying with gamers when it comes to initial supplies over and over again. However, there are reinforcements on the way, and they are coming from the most bizarre retailer that we could imagine when it comes to console sales. No, we’re not talking about Best Buy, Amazon or even Toys R Us — instead, you’ll have to venture to Urban Outfitters.... Read more...
The NES Classic Edition game console is this year's Tickle Me Elmo, only it's not just kids who have it on their wish lists, it's adults too. And just like the Sesame Street doll, Nintendo's retro-themed miniature game console is sold out everywhere, save for second-hand sellers who have gone and jacked up the price on places such as eBay and Craigslist. If you really want to grab one in time for Christmas, you can pay a grossly inflated price, or you can try your chance at Toys R Us tomorrow. Toys R Us is kicking off its Christmas sale bonanza on Sunday. It's a week long event featuring an assortment... Read more...
8Bitdo has announced a new accessory for the red-hot gaming console that nobody can seem to get their hands on this holiday: the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. The company is marketing its NES30 Classic Edition Set, which adds wireless controller support to the retro console via Bluetooth. The set comes with a Bluetooth adapter that plugs directly into the console, and includes the NES30, which is a wireless replica of the original NES controller. The NES30 is capable of providing you 30 hours of wireless gaming, which should be more than enough to handle your hardcore Super Mario Bros. gaming sessions.... Read more...
Winter is coming and so is a highly anticipated Nintendo event. Nintendo is hosting a Switch private five-hour hands-on event in New York City on Friday, January 13th. The exact location and details for the event are not yet available. The private NYC debut will follow a streamed presentation the evening before in Tokyo. Nintendo is currently referring to the January 12th event in Japan as its “Tokyo webcast". The Tokyo webcast will be held live for investors and media. The invitation stated that the event is intended to "further emphasize some of the details that Nintendo plans... Read more...
The holiday shopping season isn't even in full swing yet though it looks like we already know what one of the hottest selling items will be: Nintendo's pint sized NES Classic Edition. Demand is red hot for the miniature version of the most popular game consoles of all time, and that's led to inflated price tags on eBay and through third-party sellers. Don't give in. Walmart is making available a limited number of NES Classic Edition consoles each day through the end of the work week. Like the handful of other vendors hawking the classic console, Walmart quickly sold out of its inventory at $60... Read more...
If you’ve been anxious to dive into some officially-sanctioned Mario gaming on your iOS device, the wait is nearly over. Nintendo announced this morning that Super Mario Run, which was originally revealed by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto during the iPhone 7 keynote, will be available on the iPhone and the iPad beginning December 15th. While Super Mario Run will initially only be available on the iOS platform, it will eventually make its way over to Android devices at a later date (hopefully some time during 2017). There will be three modes included in the game, all of which can be tried out for... Read more...
If you couldn't get your hands on the NES Classic Edition when it first went on sale yesterday, you weren't alone. Initial supplies of the retro gaming console were extremely limited, with some brick and mortar locations receiving just six units per store (really, Nintendo?). As we noted yesterday, trying to purchase the NES Classic Edition from an online retailer wasn’t much better, as most quickly went out of stock (or never had any stock to begin with). Many gamers penned their hopes on getting the console from Amazon, which advertised that the NES Classic Edition would be available to purchase... Read more...
If you were dead set on having a bit of officially-sanctioned Nintendo gaming nostalgia in your hands, your chances of scoring the NES Classic Edition at retail price are quickly dwindling. The retro gaming console went on sale today (retailers did not offer pre-orders) and is quickly selling out online. Taking a quick peek online, Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Gamestop and B&H Photo are all sold out of the NES Classic Edition. Brick and mortar stores that had stock were quickly depleted. Perhaps the last hope for people that would like to score the console at retail price any time... Read more...
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