Second run of Nintendo Classic Mini NES orders opens midday today

Alex Kidman 14 November 2016

Nintendo Classic Mini

You’ll have to be quick to score a Classic Mini NES today.

Update: The whole thing overwhelmed the EB Games server, so everyone's going to try again tomorrow.

Original report: When Nintendo launched the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System last week, it was hit with a frenzy of demand; pre-orders had long sold out but anecdotal reports suggested that both Target and Big W stores were swamped with physical customers queueing up (and in some cases over each other) before stores opened.

Nintendo quickly announced that a second shipment of Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment Systems would be coming in early December, but that you’d have to wait for retailers to signal when they’re going to make units available.

EB Games has done just that, indicating that it will run a set of pre-orders for the highly sought after retro console from midday today. It advises that there will be extremely limited stock for "early December" availability.

I missed out! What are my other choices?

Not too many at this point in time, unfortunately. While JB Hi-Fi did offer pre-orders for the first batch, there’s no sign of anything of that type at this point in time. Even a search on site finds no evidence that they’re planning one. Even overseas retailers are listing it out of stock if you were willing to deal with shipping costs that way.

Rather predictably, eBay is awash with rather expensive Australian stock of the console if you’re very keen and can wear the additional cost.

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