Luckily, we’ve learned that one of your last chances to get your hands on the gaming console for retail price is coming up tomorrow morning, April 23rd, when Best Buy stores open. The nationwide electronics retailer posted on Twitter that it will have limited stock of the NES Classic Edition:
It’s an almost certainty that the consoles will sell out within minutes. They either find a home with people that have been waiting months to get their hands on one for their own personal collection without succumbing to price gouging through eBay/Craigslist/Amazon Marketplace, or those that are looking to flip the console to easily make a few hundred bucks.
Earlier this month, Nintendo announced that it would cease production of the NES Classic Edition despite the fact that demand remains incredibly high for the console. The company provided the following statement regarding production:
Throughout April, Nintendo of America territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year. We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to check with retail outlets regarding availability. We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product.