If you’re like me, you were probably eagerly anticipating the launch of Nintendo’s strange new novelty console. The NES Classic Edition combines the best of nostalgic sensibilities and modern craftsmanship.
This console emulates thirty classic titles, including the likes of Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. These games can be played using replica NES controllers, as well as the Classic Controller series for Nintendo Wii.
Ever since this console launched yesterday, people have been struggling to get their hands on it. It’s a hot item, due to its incredible level of novelty. Yet, Nintendo has received a very thin supply, and so distribution has been anything but seamless.
This isn’t the first time the company has run into this problem. The original waves of Super Smash Bros. series Amiibo, as well as the New Nintendo 3DS had a similar issue. Distribution was at an all-time low, and even the less popular Amiibo weren’t landing in the hands of the consumer.
Nintendo recently took to Twitter and released a statement on the matter: “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.”
Hopefully before long, we’ll all be able to bring home an NES Classic Edition.