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Sales Returns of Nintendo Mini NES Classic suggest that the retro gaming platform has done well during the Black Friday weekend. Retail outlets are claiming that the gaming device is now out of stock. The Mini NES Classic is rumored to be included on Amazon's and Walmart's Cyber Monday sales.
Industry experts are of the opinion that the sales return of the Nintendo Mini NES Classic would be weak this Black Friday weekend. This forecast may have been the main reason why major online selling giants like Amazon did not stock up on the Nintendo Gaming Platforms. That and the limited number production of the Nintendo Mini NES Classic.
It turns out that shoppers have different ideas on what's hot and what's not. According to Forbes, the release of the $59.99 Mini NES Classic and the rock-bottom price of the $99 Nintendo 3DS at the Black Friday Sale contributed to the Nintendo gaming platforms huge sales.
However, fans of Nintendo are becoming frustrated since the Nintendo Mini NES Classic Edition and the Nintendo 3DS are both out-of-stock in major retail stores. The Mini NES Classic has been specifically more difficult to purchase since the retro console was released in limited stocks only.
So, where can shoppers find the Mini NES Classic Edition? Amazon have issued a statement saying that the online selling giant "will be fulfilling customer orders in the order in which they were placed, and expect to fill all pre-orders by mid-December 2016."
Also, according to I4U News, the Nintendo Mini NES Classic is showing up in the inventory of Target Stores. The report also states that shoppers can still purchase the Mini NES Classic for $50.99 with the city-wide Cyber Monday discount still in effect.
With the shortage of the Nintendo Mini NES Classic available stocks, Nintendo recently released a statement promising consumers that they are "working hard to keep up with consumer demand. Nintendo also stated that there "will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year."
This statement seems to be in line with the one from Amazon. Fans of Nintendo Mini NES Classic can rest assured that the Nintendo devices would still be available to them. Probably just not in time for Cyber Monday, and certainly not in time for the holiday season. And that in itself is a tragedy.