Nintendo NES classic edition stock shortages have become a never-ending problem for the company. Since its launch fans have been eager to buy one but the lack of supply has left several fans disappointed.
The NES classic is a replica of the Nintendo's original gaming consoles from the 1980s. Currently, there is a nation-wide shortage of the NES classic consoles.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition Stock Situation
On the day of its launch, Nintendo had made a statement that they knew that NES was a hot item and company would ensure a steady supply to meet customer demands.
However, the NES classic edition stocks became a never ending wait for most of the gamers. Until recently, there was no official statement from Nintendo about the situation.
President of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils in an interview tried presenting their side of the story. He revealed that the company was wrong in predicting the target audience. They were expecting 30-40 years old adults who grew up playing the classic consoles to be their target market.
Instead, NES classic edition was bought by both the yesteryear and active gamers, which lead to the supply shortages. He admitted that there was a market disconnect on the part of Nintendo.
How To Get The NES Classic Edition Consoles
Over the past few weeks, the NES Classic consoles were in stock only to be sold out minutes later. If you intend to buy one, waiting for news updates online will not help. By the time you read the article, the consoles would go out-of-stocks.
The first thing that gamers can do is to call their local stores to check the arrival of NES classic edition stocks. Keep an eye on your local Target stores as stocks there have increased to six percent as against previous two percent, as reported by CNET.