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NES Classic Edition Sells Out in Minutes, Crashes Amazon Along the Way


Nintendo's NES Classic Edition was more of a success that many could have predicted, selling out online within minutes, even crashing Amazon along the way.

The NES Classic Edition is a miniaturized version of the popular NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) console, and comes pre-installed with 30 classic games.

Nintendo announced this mini-NES over the summer, and while there was some interest from the gaming community, many felt like it was only a marketing stunt to excite the Nintendo fanbase before the company launched its next-gen Switch console next year.

After taking pre-orders, Nintendo released the console on November 11, via Amazon, BestBuy, Target, GameSpot and a few other selected resellers.

Retro gaming fans crashed Amazon's online store

As soon as the console went on sale online, users reported that within a minute Amazon stock was all sold out. Stocks at other stores didn't last long either.

Users eagerly waiting with their fingers on the refresh button,...(continued)

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