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NES Classic Edition- SOLD OUT

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11 Nov 2016 10:12 #238036 by Michael Barnes
Target #1, 8:30 am- "sorry we only had ten and they sold out right after we opened the doors"

Target #2, 8:45 am- Employee #1- "I don't know if we got any." Employee #2- "yeah, we got it but some guy bought every one we had."

GameStop, 9:00 am (one hour before opening)- five people in line. "They only got five."

Best Buy, 9:10 am- about 30 people in line. But they only handed out 20 pre sale tickets.

Fortunately I was checking last night and I happened to catch one when Best Buy put them on sale about 2am. I was trying to get another to give to my cousins for Christmas. But I guess not!

It's not like you couldn't already play Punch-Out!! On virtual console, I'm kind of surprised.

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11 Nov 2016 10:26 #238039 by Frohike
Amazon will start selling theirs at 2PM Pacific.

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11 Nov 2016 10:28 #238040 by Colorcrayons
Blech. Looks like Nintendo is holding to their artificial scarcity platform...

I wish there was some way to make scalpers fuck off. Selling every copy to the same customer is.crap.

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11 Nov 2016 11:02 #238047 by Michael Barnes
Yeah, walking up to Best Buy there was a young family with two kids that got turned away at the door...while these two typical "gamer geek" types sat their in their canvas chairs, watching them leave. If I had a ticket I would have given it to them. I've done it before, back when the Wii came out I got the last ticket at Target and I have it to the kid and his dad behind me.

I'm going to try Amazon but I'll probably just get mad.
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11 Nov 2016 12:49 #238066 by jeb
Replied by jeb on topic NES Classic Edition- SOLD OUT
2 PM PDT is the go time at Amazon. Good luck to all.

Uh, I just got word it's 2:03 PM PST. Yeah. 2:03. Don't check til then. Don't even log into Amazon or anything.
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11 Nov 2016 14:33 #238075 by Frohike
Playing it now. There were only 3 at my local Target, gone in seconds. 10 at Best Buy, where I camped from 8 to 10AM with the rest of the Nintendo crazies in town. No extra controllers anywhere, so I may be camping Amazon at 2 anyway.

You're going to need Wii extension cables if you plan to play on your TV. The controller cable is 3 feet long :/

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11 Nov 2016 15:07 #238083 by SuperflyPete
My original Xbox is chipped and has an emulator on it. I loaded it with every NES, SNES, SMS, GENESIS, TG16, game ever made.

It's fucking rad in every way. Makes me want to dust it off and play it.

How much is this retro thing anyhow?

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11 Nov 2016 15:15 #238084 by metalface13
I didn't even realize this came out today until a guy at work said he went by Target at 7:30 and they were already sold out. Another guy said his wife went all over and couldn't find one. Seriously, we did each Target only get 10? Did Nintendo not realize they were sitting on a gold mine here? The gift of the holidays?

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11 Nov 2016 15:16 #238085 by metalface13

SuperflyTNT wrote: My original Xbox is chipped and has an emulator on it. I loaded it with every NES, SNES, SMS, GENESIS, TG16, game ever made.

It's fucking rad in every way. Makes me want to dust it off and play it.

How much is this retro thing anyhow?


$60 with 30 games on it.

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11 Nov 2016 15:28 #238088 by Msample
Interesting review - sounds like if you manage to snag one, you'll want some extension cables.

www.engadget.com/2016/11/11/nes-classic-edition-review/

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11 Nov 2016 15:42 #238092 by wadenels
Seriously, unless you're allergic to setting something up: Raspberry Pi 3 kit from Amazon + RetroPie + 2x Buffalo SNES USB Controllers.

Retropie wiki has everything you need to get started. Use Google to find some games.
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11 Nov 2016 16:02 #238098 by jeb
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No, YOU seriously. Please stop suggesting homebrew, labor-intensive, legally sketchy solutions to retro-gaming. It's not remotely what I want. I can probably play MEGA MAN or whatever the fuck online in 20 seconds if all I wanted was a MEGA MAN game.

I want to connect to my youth via this small, cool totem. I want this to be a hit, so I can connect even more deeply with a SNES version.

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11 Nov 2016 16:06 #238101 by metalface13

jeb wrote: No, YOU seriously. Please stop suggesting homebrew, labor-intensive, legally sketchy solutions to retro-gaming. It's not remotely what I want. I can probably play MEGA MAN or whatever the fuck online in 20 seconds if all I wanted was a MEGA MAN game.

I want to connect to my youth via this small, cool totem. I want this to be a hit, so I can connect even more deeply with a SNES version.


And a Gameboy version and a Gameboy Advance version ...
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11 Nov 2016 17:10 - 11 Nov 2016 17:13 #238114 by Frohike

jeb wrote: 2 PM PDT is the go time at Amazon. Good luck to all.

Uh, I just got word it's 2:03 PM PST. Yeah. 2:03. Don't check til then. Don't even log into Amazon or anything.


They lit it up around 2:02PM and it took about 3 minutes before the URL started throwing 500 errors and now a white screen. That was fast.

Also, no extra controllers in sight, other than the off-brand stuff. Oh well, at least I can use a Wii classic or something.
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11 Nov 2016 17:13 #238116 by Michael Barnes
I was getting "In Stock" but when I added to cart, it said my cart was empty. Like 100 times. Oh well.

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