Nintendo Chief Fils-Aime' Says Consumers Will Be Able To Get Their Hands On An NES Classic Edition Before Christmas

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.
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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 keep up with consumer demand. There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year.

Given the mayhem that has since taken place with regards to disappointed gamers, eBay scalpers, and fed up retail employees, we can say that Nintendo so far has failed to deliver. However, Nintendo of America chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime says that help is on the way. In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, he stated, “It’s been a strong seller for us. Our biggest challenge is making sure that we’re constantly replenishing it to the marketplace.

“All of our key retailers are letting consumers know when to go to stores to get it.  So, as we sit here today, two weeks before Christmas, I think consumers are going to be able to get their hands on it.”

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Did you hear that? Fils-Aime seems adamant that those who want an NES Classic Edition will be able to get one before Christmas. We’ve heard that claim before, but it’s getting kind of hard to remain optimistic at this point.

With that being said, your next best chance of scoring an NES Classic Edition might be when Amazon restocks its inventory in the coming week.