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Just hours after the release of Nintendo’s newest item, the NES Classic, it’s sold out!  Were you one of the lucky few to get one? If not, don’t worry! A quick search on eBay and you’ll find consoles as low as $500.00! This is all too familiar if you tried to purchase a Wii back in 2006. Not everyone is willing to shell out that kind of money for their newest toy.  So what does Nintendo have to say about this? Here is a statement they released today.

 “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. Please contact your local retailers to check product availability. A selection of participating retailers can be found at www.Nintendo.com/nes-classic.”

So what’s all the fuss about this console? What does it do? How much does it normally cost? The NES Classic Edition has a sticker price of $59.99 (A far cry from the $500 you’ll find them for on eBay) It’s a mini replica of Nintendo’s original console released in 1985 with a few twists. It uses and HDMI cable to plug directly into your T.V. and is loaded with 30 iconic NES titles including, Super Mario Bros., The Legend Of Zelda, Kirby’s Adventure, and Metroid. Since these are loaded onto the console, there’s no need to blow on any cartridges to get the games to work but one of the biggest benefits is that you can save at ANY point in the game! Countless times on the original NES I had to restart whatever I accomplished because the game froze or I didn’t write down the ridiculously long password correctly to get back to my point in the game. Theres something to say for reliability and Nintendo really brought it this time. There has also been a slew of third party accessories announced for the Nintendo Classic.

This system is going to bring back so many memories for so many people and make great new memories for a whole new generation of gamers! Was your favorite NES game included in the Nintendo Classic? Which game are you most excited for?

Source: Nintendo Everything