Just a friendly reminder for those of you on the hunt for an NES Classic Edition: Walmart will once again have the console in stock later today. As announced earlier in the week, Walmart will be offering a limited supply of NES Classic Edition consoles at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT through its website. Competition is fierce for these consoles, so this may be one of those situations where you’ll want to hope for the best but expect the worst.
Still, the fact that Walmart is offering these consoles to begin with means its worth trying for anyone looking for an NES Classic. That’s because, according to nowinstock.net, eBay is the only other website that currently has the NES Classic in stock. Of course, the only reason eBay has the consoles in stock is because scalpers are trying to offload theirs for ridiculous sums of money.
For everyone who’d like to pay the retail price of $59.99, Walmart is essentially the only option at this point. Nintendo has said that there will be a steady supply of consoles coming in throughout the holiday season, but it’s been nearly a week since retailers received and sold through their initial stock. Hopefully more will be coming soon, because it’s clear there are a lot of people who would like one of these consoles.
It isn’t difficult to see why folks are excited about the NES Classic, considering it comes packed with 30 games from the 8-bit era. Most folks who were gaming back then likely have fond memories with many of these titles, and the addition of features like save states and different video modes simply serve as icing on the cake.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the NES Classic stock situation over the coming days and weeks. If you’d like to try your hand at snagging one from Walmart, this listing on the company’s website will be the subject of your frantic refreshes. Hopefully some folks are able to buy a few before scalpers manage to sweep them up.