Holiday season has come and gone, and it has been almost a couple of months since the Nintendo Classic Mini's release. The most popular console from the Japanese gaming company today is still a hot commodity.
Most fans worldwide are still waiting patiently just to get a hold of the Nintendo Classic Mini. And while the console won't be outselling the Xbox One S or PS4 Slim in the market, it did top one Amazon list.
According to the online giant, the Nintendo NES took the number one spot on the Amazon's Most Wished For item in gaming. To this day, gamers are still waiting for restock updates from their local retailers.
When the NES first sold out back in November, Nintendo confirmed more stocks by the end of 2016. Nintendo's Twitter page sent out a tweet saying "The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand. There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year."
The stocks released during the 2016 holidays were officially sold out in all retailers. However, fans are still hopeful that a new batch of stocks will be released as early as the first week of January 2017.
Other buying options for the fans are third-party online websites where NES can be purchased at a higher price. Nintendo has released a statement regarding these inflated prices from online sellers - who often turn out to be scammers - warning fans not to trust any unofficial retailer.
On the other hand, Nintendo is facing some dilemma with the Nintendo 3DS freeshop. The company's freeshop software is a recent update which let fans download any 3DS games they already own.
However, Nintendo is concerned this will brew some major piracy cases as the freeshop is also used to download entire 3DS games free of charge. Recently, the freeshop has been hit with a DMCA notice. This could also be the reason why fans can no longer download the freeshop.
The takedown note reads, "Nintendo believes the freeShop application circumvents Nintendo's protection measures by decrypting the game files accessible from its eShop servers, allowing freeShop users to access and play Nintendo's eShop games for free.