Players are still finding it difficult to find the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES classic edition gaming console but the good news is that it is available at Target stores and things will get better in the coming times. Others like Chunk Toys, Player's Choice and Newegg also have some stock but one has to pay extra at these outlets.
Fans of NES classic will soon feel a marked improvement in the availability of the new miniature model of the gaming console. This is because Target is planning to improve the stock, claims i4u News. Notably, the retailer has taken note of the grievances of customers who have been talking about their tiresome experiences regarding the purchase of the console.
One buyer narrated his story on Reddit and according to him the store refused his request for purchase saying that the stock was over but the website mentioned stock availability. However, he succeeded in getting the console at the end. Sadly, not all have been lucky as him as there is a remarkable gap between the demand and supply of NES Classic.
This has also led to surge pricing by other sellers that include Player's Choice, Chunk Toys and Newegg, reports Eliptech. The price is almost double. Newegg is offering the console at $219 while Chunk has priced it at $249.99. As for Player's Choice, the price stands at $199.99.
The same is also happening at Amazon that has courted some controversy as one Reddit user has accused it of hoarding the stock. However, a clarification has been also issued. It was said that the company is still devising a strategy to sell the consoles in a better way in order to avoid site crash due to heavy traffic.
It is worth mentioning here that NES Classic was launched on Nov 11, 2016 at a price of $59.99 and came loaded with 30 games like Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Dr. Mario, Donkey Kong and more. It became an immediate hit as soon as it was launched, leading to huge demand from the players later on.