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The morning has has come and gone today, and with it was the small quantity of NES Classic Editions available at Best Buys across the nation. From South Philly, to Chicago, to Chula Vista, reports have come in stating the exact same thing: The retro mini machine sold out instantly.

Stock numbers varied from store to store (averaging between 11 and 20), and some locations didn’t even have the luxury of receiving shipments of the product. Lines of tired and anxious Nintendo fans had already formed by the time Best Buy doors opened — with only some customers aware of stock numbers due to signs posted and/or tickets handed out in line. In other words, unless people had the extra time (and patience) to camp out in the wee hours of the morning, on a Monday no less, it’s not likely that they’d even have the opportunity to score the prized unit.

Have a look at some of the experiences fellow hunters of the NES Classic shared with us, and know that if you, too, waited in line, you were most definitely not alone with whatever outcome you experienced.









Whether you had a positive or negative experience waiting in your line, we’d like to send our thanks to those of you who shared your NES Classic adventures with us. If you weren’t able to nab one of these treasured consoles for yourself this time, we wish you the best of luck when it comes to finding one in the future.

With the window closing soon for the production of the NES Classic, we know it’s difficult remaining hopeful. Rest assured, we’ll keep you in the loop when it comes to any new stock that hits retailers from now to the end of April.

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.