Trying to get the NES Classic in time for Christmas or Hanukkah? This could be your last chance.
According to the retailer's blog post:
"... the NES Classic Edition ($82 at Walmart) will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Just like on Black Friday, our stores will have a ticketing process for customers waiting in line. We will only pass out as many tickets as we have consoles available, and we'll have a limit of one per customer."
The same post notes that the Mini NES will not be available online at bestbuy.com.
(The good news? While you're waiting in line, you can keep yourself warm playingon your phone.)
If you don't make it to Best Buy in time, it's worth checking out your local GameStop. According to Thrillist, the game retailer will have limited stock of the console in stores this week as well.
Update, 8:38 a.m. PT: According to several reader comments (see below), the quest for an NES Classic continues to be a frustrating experience, with many locations reportedly sold out before dawn.