The hype for acquiring the Nintendo Classic Mini NES is finally slowing down. It is still one of the most coveted gaming consoles, but it seems like some fans are ready to move on.
Despite this news, the chances of getting the console is still nearly impossible. After their last restock update in December 2016, Nintendo has yet to release an official statement regarding their next stock shipment.
According to Express, those who are looking to get their hands on the Classic Mini NES will be able to do so by looking at third-party sellers found in CEX, Amazon, and eBay. Nintendo previously warned fans about the hazards of shopping from third-party sellers.
However, with the stock shortage, some fans are forced to buy from these sellers. Express also reports that third-party sellers have dropped their prices for the console. Nintendo's SRP for each Classic Mini NES is only $60 (£49).
These third-party sellers are selling it for much higher prices, which have dropped recently. Some Amazon sellers are selling the console for as low as $140 (£115). On CEX, sellers have dropped their prices from $178 (£145) to $160 (£130). On eBay, some auctions are selling the console for less than $100 (£80).
Again, those who are planning to buy from these third-party sellers have been warned. On other news, the Nintendo Classic Mini NES has just gotten a major upgrade, as announced at the CES event in Las Vegas.
According to reports, the NES have acquired new accessories which include a power adaptor and a controller extension cable. Snakebyte recently developed the extension cable which will help gamers use the console at a longer range from the television.
The power adaptor is designed to accept the USB cord from the console and will let players draw power from different power outlets. According to Snakebyte CEO, Nick Repenning, this recent upgrade for the console is a great way to honor the past while forging a bold future.
"Nintendo has a tradition of honouring the past while forging a bold future, and with the release of the NES Classic Edition as well as the forthcoming Switch, we believe that gamers everywhere will respond positively to the new hardware Nintendo are introducing." the CEO explained, "We believe that the new products announced today will allow us to continue growing market share in our gaming hardware business and look forward to sharing further details soon."
On other news, a Russian hacker has managed to add 30 more video games to the NES Classic Edition's stock library. Instinctively, the hacker put the stock library up on eBay to create some profit.
The added games will show up on the user's interface, just like the regular NES preloaded games. These are complete with their respective box arts, making it seem like it's created by Nintendo.
With this hack, fans will be able to play Batman: The Video Game, Batman Returns, Battletoads, Bionic Commando, Blades of Steel, Blaster Master, Bucky O'Hare, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, Dragon Warrior, Dragon Warrior IV, Duck Tales, Duck Tales 2, Hudson's Adventure Island, Hudson's Adventure Island II, Hudson's Adventure Island III, Jackal, Little Nemo - The Dream Master, Mega Man, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6, Metal Gear, R.C. Pro-Am, River City Ransom, Snake Rattle 'n' Roll, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Arcade Game. All in all, fans will have a total of 60 games in their Nintendo Classic Mini NES with this hack.