Where Can I Find the NES Classic in stock?

By on January 30, 2017


The hottest gift for this past holiday season was the NES Classic Edition. And if you’re like most people, you didn’t receive or give one. The ability to play old Nintendo system games on a retro-looking device — taking adults back to their childhoods — led to the unit being sold out in many places. It was tough to find NES Classic at a reasonable price, as those who had units jacked up the cost. Supply and demand, after all.

Now that the holiday rush is over though, finding the NES Classic Edition in stock is a possibility again. So if you still want this throwback video game console as a gift for you or someone else, here’s your chance. (After all, there’s never a bad time of year to give or receive a gift, right?) We’ve collected more than a dozen options to help you find the NES Classic Edition.

NES Classic offers 30 retro Nintendo games from a few decades ago, all rendered in glorious 8-bit graphics. Unlike the original NES system, you don’t have to plug cartridges into NES Classic. The games are stored on the unit’s hard drive. Some of the games are: Donkey Kong, Excitebike, Galaga, Mario Bros, Pac-Man, Punch-Out, Super Mario Bros, Tecmo Bowl, and The Legend of Zelda. Visit the NES Classic official site to see more information. And you can see Nintendo product deals we’ve collected at Ben’s Bargains.

Shopping Tracker

If you want to purchase the device at a local brick and mortar store — and you don’t want to drive around town all day or make several phone calls to find the unit in stock — a shopping tracker can give you a clue as to when local stores have received a shipment of the NES Classic consoles.

Of the tracker options we researched, BrickSeek seemed to do the best job with finding NES Classic at the largest variety of brick and mortar stores. You will have to enter your local information, but the service can give you alerts when new units become available.

A Dozen Online Options

You also can check online stores for the NES Classic Edition console. As you’ll see once you start clicking on the links below, it still can be tough to find a console near the unit’s MSRP of $59.99. But prices are starting to drop since the holidays, so you shouldn’t have to pay more than triple the MSRP as you did in December.

NES Classic Edition in stock

The price listed with each link is the cheapest price found at the time of this writing. But check the links as prices and inventory will change.

Don’t give up on your NES Classic Edition dream! It’ll take some work to find a unit in stock at a great price, but if you have some persistence, you’ll be using Bo Jackson to run through Tecmo Bowl defenses in no time.

About Kyle Schurman

Having a tech background as a writer makes me the go-to source when family members' devices don't work. Fortunately, I'm more skilled at helping solve readers' problems through writing than trying to fix my parents' printer over the phone.

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