Your not the only one if you couldn’t purchase the NES Classic Edition which went on sale on the 11th of November. Initial supplies of the console were extremely limited and it was almost impossible for someone to get their hands on a physical copy so early.
Trying to purchase the classic edition from an online seller wasn’t easier or better too as some of them went out of stock in mere seconds. Amazon advertised that the classic edition would be available for purchase at 5 PM EST however, due to the large amount of users logging in, Amazon actually crashed.
Nintendo has since stated that there will be a “steady flow” of the consoles over the coming weeks.
The NES Classic edition is a shrunk down version of the infamous Nintendo Entertainment System. The system comes with 30 classic games preinstalled. A trailer talks more about the cool new features Nintendo is adding as they have updated the system to include an HDMI cable. The game also supports save slots as well.
The console also has an option to simulate and old school tube TV with the prolific 4:3 aspect ratio. You are able to play games at 50Hz or 60Hz.
A new Suspend points option has been added which allow players to save states in every individual game.
Suspend Points have been added to streamline the experience of playing them. At any point during gameplay, simply press the console’s Reset button to return to the HOME Menu and save a Suspend Point that will let you pick up right where you left off. Up to four Suspend Points can be saved per game, so you can track the progress of multiple players or file away your favorite moments.
As a bonus, Nintendo has added a QR code feature which if you scan for each game will lead you to the original manual of the game.
The console has already launched and is priced at $60, if you wish to purchase another controller for 2 player fun, it’ll cost an extra 10 bucks.