Nintendo's cute new mini NES -- aka the NES Classic Edition -- is really hard to find. The tiny $60 Nintendo Entertainment System is currently sold out in most places, but you still may able to snag one...if you're willing to pay more.
Here are your best bets, for now:
- Newegg has the Classic for around $220, with free standard shipping.
- Marketplace sellers on Amazon have been posting units for sale, albeit with a hefty markup. You may find your best deal on the NES Classic here, though. Check this link often, since third-party suppliers sell out and change price quickly. Shipping costs vary, depending on the seller.
- Walmart is selling units for around $190 through third-party sellers. Like with Amazon, shipping costs vary.
- Chunk Toys says it has consoles in stock, but for $250. The price seems to fluctuate around $50 to $100 every week or so, so you may want to keep an eye on this one. Also, it looks like they offer free shipping.
- Player's Choice has the original NES Classic Edition priced at around $200, plus around $5 for shipping.
- The NES Classic Edition can be found on eBay if you can't find it anywhere else. Be warned, though: As on Amazon -- and just about everywhere else -- people are charging way above the original price of $60.
- The Nintendo Store in New York restocks the new NES at its original price every now and then. Keep an eye on its Twitter and Facebook feeds to get the latest info.
- The mini NES has been available in-store at GameStop. Call your local stores to see if they have any in stock. It was available online for a few minutes, but GameStop's website crashed under the strain.
Track an NES Classic
If calling your local stores over and over again just isn't your thing, there are a few inventory trackers out there you can use. These trackers, like BrickSeek and NowInStock, let you see which brick and mortar stores are getting the NES in stock. You can also sign up for email, text or browser alerts so -- hopefully -- you won't miss the next restock. The sites may or may not be 100 percent accurate, so you may want to use a few different sites to find your Classic.
Where to buy accessories
While the consoles are almost impossible to get right now at a reasonable price, you can stock up on controllers, carrying cases and cord extensions. Best Buy also has an extension cable in some stores and Walmart has a super cute carrying case as well as controllers. GameStop also has various accessories online.
Latest update, January 13: If you run out of places to look, don't give up hope. We'll keep updating this article as new supplies pop up.