The Nintendo NES Classic Mini is back in stock in several stores both online and in-store last Friday. Most of the console are being sold on Amazon, Target, and Walmart.
According to I4DU, those three sellers mentioned above are the only ones who have the console as of the moment. Reports suggest that there are around two dozen NES Classic Mini available at Amazon.
However, the price for each Nintendo NES Classic Mini ranges from $100 to $130 not including shipping as of Friday night. This might seem like a lot of money to pay for a console which Suggested Retail Price is only $60, however, some fans are willing to pay the extra money to finally get their hands on the console.
On the other hand, two of Target's outlets in California is reported to have stocks of the NES Classic. Specifically, the Culver City Target store has six pieces of the console available while the branch in Hawthorne has three consoles for sale.
According to reports, several Walmart stores also have the Nintendo NES Classic Mini in stock. As of the moment, only 10% of the stocks are left.
GameStop also reported about the elusive console saying the console at Best Buy and ToysRUs are still out of stock. Since its release in November 2016, the NES Classic has been one of the most sought-after consoles.
There really is no question as to why it is always flying off the shelves. In other news, hackers have found a way to install the RetroArch emulation software on the console. This hack allows players to play the Game Boy, Super Nintendo (SNES) and Sega Genesis on the NES Classic Mini.
This is not the first time the console has been hacked. However, most fans speculated the series of "hacks" that happened will only draw more interest on the console. This could very well be another marketing tactic by Nintendo.
According to reports, the Nintendo NES Classic Mini has sold around 1.5 million units as of this month, February 2017. If Nintendo plays their cards right, the number is expected to go higher.