Xbox Exec Responds to NES Classic Shortages, As Nintendo Promises More Stock
"Irrationally angry at not being able to get the NES Classic."
Having trouble finding a NES Classic console? You're not alone. The system quickly sold out at retailers following its launch on Friday. Now, Microsoft Studios publishing GM Shannon Loftis has weighed in on the matter, while Nintendo has promised more stock is coming.
She wrote on Twitter today, "Irrationally angry at not being able to get the NES Classic. Come on, Nintendo. Why would you short-bake these??" Dan Ayoub, the head of Halo developer 343, jumped in to say, "Right!??? I was refreshing Amazon like a crazy person."
It's worth pointing out that Nintendo sent Xbox boss Phil Spencer a NES Classic system days before it was released.
You might have a hard time find a NES Classic right now, but that may not be the case for much longer. Nintendo said on Twitter that it plans to have more units available through the holiday.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand. 1/3— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016
There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. 2/3— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016
Please contact your local retailers to check availability. A selection of participating retailers can be found @ https://t.co/rMbd6Wacpi 3/3— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016
The NES Classic costs $60 and comes with 30 games, including some of the console's best ones like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Pac-Man.
For more on what to expect on the Classic Edition--whenever you might be able to get your hands on one--read our full review.