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So, when are Nintendo going to release more NES Classics?

In case you missed it, Nintendo just pulled off their most genius idea of the last 40 years and released a miniature version of their original 1985 NES console. Called the NES Classic, the tiny little plug-and-play box was designed to be compatible with modern HDTVs and offers 30 retro titles including Super Mario Bros. 3The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong.

Being just in time for Christmas (not to mention completely fucking awesome), this was obviously a popular decision. So popular that EB Games’ website crashed due to overwhelming amounts of traffic – it was as if the whole of Australia was trying to get their hands on one of these bad boys.

And then they sold out.

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Buying a NES Classic turned out to be tougher than getting a Glastonbury ticket, so what are Nintendo’s plans on pleasing the desperate crowd of leftover consumers?

At the handy price of $100, it was no wonder. It actually turns out that a bunch of gaming scalpers were a large portion of those who jumped on the first release, with consoles showing up for as much as $400.

Fortunately, Nintendo has spoken out on the re-release’s popularity. Check out the string of tweets below:

So hopefully we won’t have to wait too long before more of these see the light of day. Check out the trailer for the full console features right here:

Check out our feature on the origins of the Mario theme song too!

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November 16, 2016