During the past couple of months, Nintendo has sold almost 200,000 units of NES Classic Edition mini consoles in the U.S. Nevertheless, the demand for this is as strong as ever.
A few customers have already started lining up for the #NESClassic that arrives tomorrow.
— Best Buy News (@BBYNews) December 20, 2016
It has become one of the most watched out for product this holiday season so the company is busy filling in the demand through the online retailers and brick and mortar stores. Gaming fanatics who have been itching to get one must head out to the nearest Best Buy store starting December 20.
— FBN:AM (@FoxBusinessAM) December 16, 2016
Best Buy Limited Stocks Only!
You can’t afford to take things easy because competition is fierce! Besides, stocks are very limited once they become available in stores. Based from customer reception, it?s very likely that the Best Buy stores will sell out the NES Classic Edition in no time. There are also scalpers who are taking advantage of this. They’re getting the mini consoles for 60 bucks and selling it online for a couple of hundred dollars, per ubergizmo.com.
When the NES Classic Edition comes out on Best Buy stores starting December 20, it’s going to be on a first-come, first serve basis. So make sure you set your alarm and head out early before the stocks run out! Good luck!
Nintendo Shares Fall Again
In other Nintendo news, Super Mario Run has received countless complaints coming from angry gamers because the app is draining all their mobile data. Nintendo’s amibitious mobile game requires constant net connection in order to play. Aside from the hefty initial download, users require over 50MB of data for every hour of gaming. This can easily eat into data allowances for gamers using mobile connections as reported by the Telegraph.
Andreas Zecher tweeted, “Super Mario Run: Select country, select nickname, accept terms, tutorial, hints, downloading data, close app and go back to reading a book.”
After over 50,000 reviews it garnered a 2.5-star rating on the App Store. Nintendo’s share price has fallen by 11pc since it was launched. This has wiped 430bn yen (2.9bn pounds) off its value.
Unfortunately, that?s the reality that Nintendo has to face. They need to keep their customers happy if they want to rake in massive revenues. For more Best Buy news and latest updates, keep it here on TheBitBag. Hit us with your feedback in the comments below.