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dallaspattern

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« on: November 11, 2016, 04:13:23 PM »
Did anyone score one today? I totally shit the bed and didn't think people were actually going to be lining up for the thing. Boy was I wrong!

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 04:36:35 PM »
Apparently sold out everywhere.

Did manage to get one, though.


Opened it and set it up. They're taking the mickey with that controller cord length.

I guess the "plus" to that is that people can use it with their Wiimotes for the Virtual Console, without the cords being abnormally long compared with other Wii controllers and accessories.

But still, it's weird when you just want to use it for its intended purpose - i.e. with the NES Classic Mini.

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2016, 04:52:35 PM »
I tried to get one for a friend on Amazon when they went on sale at 5PM but had no luck. The listing page kept erroring out and when I did get there, I couldn't add it to my cart. The Amazon listing was flooded with 1-star reviews shortly afterward.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2016, 06:29:39 PM »
I wouldn't mind having a nes classic just for novelty sake.Still with such a limited release i don't know if i could find one.I've heard all ready about sellers buying them up to flip :P

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2016, 07:52:56 PM »
I tried to get one for a friend on Amazon when they went on sale at 5PM but had no luck. The listing page kept erroring out and when I did get there, I couldn't add it to my cart. The Amazon listing was flooded with 1-star reviews shortly afterward.

I wasn't going to try to get one, but My friend texted me that he waited in line early at Best Buy and failed to get one.

I felt bad and wanted to help him, so I ended up asking at Target (it was 11:00 am and wayyyyyyyyyy too late, but I thought *maybe* I would get lucky?)...

So I tried ordering via Amazon:

10 minutes of:
Add item to shopping cart --> (next screen) YOUR SHOPPING CART IS EMPTY --> refresh --> GOTO start

X 40 or 60 or ____ times....

I was working a phone and laptop simultaneously but to no avail...




I wouldn't mind having a nes classic just for novelty sake.Still with such a limited release i don't know if i could find one.I've heard all ready about sellers buying them up to flip :P

I may actually get this item, now that my friend corrupted me.

I told him that I don't need it, since I have NES... but the novelty of this item has aroused my curiosity.

But, seriously, I don't know if I am going to bother until it is easy to acquire.

« Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 07:59:10 PM by esteban »
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2016, 12:00:22 AM »
Twas a bloodbath. I didn't even bother trying because I don't want one, but I heard plenty about it from a couple friends. Typical idiot cycle of people overpaying for it now... Despite the fact that Nintendo is going to make more.

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2016, 12:10:57 AM »
Over in this neck of the woods we were told by the major online shops that "more stock looks to be available from early December again. Once we get a confirmed number we will put the console back on pre-order again for the second drop".

So yeah it makes little sense to overspend now (for those that still want to buy it) when you can wait a few weeks and get it at the normal price.

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 12:42:22 AM »
Over in this neck of the woods we were told by the major online shops that "more stock looks to be available from early December again. Once we get a confirmed number we will put the console back on pre-order again for the second drop".

So yeah it makes little sense to overspend now (for those that still want to buy it) when you can wait a few weeks and get it at the normal price.

If you think they will magically meet demand by early December then I think you will be sorely mistaken. They might have a few more units available but they will not meet the consumer demand. This is the wii launch all over again.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2016, 01:00:25 AM »
Get a Retro USB AVS and an NES everdrive and then play everything Nintendo ever made Instead of just 30 games. Avoid the hunt and the evil price gougers on eBay. I love mine and now I have no desire to own this thing anymore


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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2016, 01:39:21 AM »
Over in this neck of the woods we were told by the major online shops that "more stock looks to be available from early December again. Once we get a confirmed number we will put the console back on pre-order again for the second drop".

So yeah it makes little sense to overspend now (for those that still want to buy it) when you can wait a few weeks and get it at the normal price.

If you think they will magically meet demand by early December then I think you will be sorely mistaken. They might have a few more units available but they will not meet the consumer demand. This is the wii launch all over again.

You're right. You caught me somehow extrapolating our possible situation here (South Africa) with your gaming market.  #-o    We're just a drop in the ocean.

So what's your take on this. Shrewd marketing or flawed supply chain?

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2016, 01:52:41 AM »
Got a preorder in for NES Classic the night it went on sale at 2 AM on the Best Buy website.  This morning there is no proof the order was ever made. Card wasn't charged and not in my order history...

I have ordered from Best Buy 100 times and I know I did everything correctly, so this has me pretty upset.  I didn't even bother complaining, because there is no proof anywhere the order happened.

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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2016, 02:03:21 AM »
Over in this neck of the woods we were told by the major online shops that "more stock looks to be available from early December again. Once we get a confirmed number we will put the console back on pre-order again for the second drop".

So yeah it makes little sense to overspend now (for those that still want to buy it) when you can wait a few weeks and get it at the normal price.

If you think they will magically meet demand by early December then I think you will be sorely mistaken. They might have a few more units available but they will not meet the consumer demand. This is the wii launch all over again.

You're right. You caught me somehow extrapolating our possible situation here (South Africa) with your gaming market.  #-o    We're just a drop in the ocean.

So what's your take on this. Shrewd marketing or flawed supply chain?

Cheap marketing ploy. Nintendo always seems to try and create hype by controlling the supply at release. They had months to gauge market interest and knew it would be a hot seller for the holiday season yet they chose this path. There is no reason that most retail stores state side should have had a near adequate supply at launch. Most brick and mortar stores only had 5 - 7 systems each which is ridiculous. Its not like we are talking about a major $300, $400, $500 gaming  console here, it's a cheap plug and play device!

Bottom line: If Nintendo doesn't already have supply in hand (and that's not to say they won't just trickle more out) and more in production I think most people who actually want one for Christmas are 1. f*cked or 2. going to be f*cked by paying scalper prices.
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2016, 02:12:20 AM »
I should also mention now that re-sellers have targeted this item for the holidays you will have these opportunistic douchebags sitting at every store waiting for the next batch to come in. This will help keep the end consumer from getting their hands on these at the $60 price point. Way to go Nintendo!

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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2016, 02:13:47 AM »
I live in Japan, so I have the Famicom Mini.  Also sold out, but I preordered mine at the local mall, and just walked in and picked it up.

Sadly the Fami mini has no wii controller ports, so all you can use are the hardwired controllers, and they are seriously tiny, the exact length of my index finger.

But I bought this mostly as a family device, my real deals are getting too expensive to replace, and the kids are too young to care.  This small, easy to use, and cheap plastic box is just about perfect for them.  Also it includes a USB cable and HDMI cable, so for $50 I really cant complain.  Just weird that us in Japan dont even get an option of different controllers.
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2016, 02:21:01 AM »
I live in Japan, so I have the Famicom Mini.  Also sold out, but I preordered mine at the local mall, and just walked in and picked it up.

Sadly the Fami mini has no wii controller ports, so all you can use are the hardwired controllers, and they are seriously tiny, the exact length of my index finger.

But I bought this mostly as a family device, my real deals are getting too expensive to replace, and the kids are too young to care.  This small, easy to use, and cheap plastic box is just about perfect for them.  Also it includes a USB cable and HDMI cable, so for $50 I really cant complain.  Just weird that us in Japan dont even get an option of different controllers.

For some reason Nintendo had a no preorder policy in the U.S.  Likely because having lines of people waiting for a Nintendo product is good press.  Maybe even they want the name Nintendo on everyone's mind for when the Switch comes out.  People wondered why Nintend didn't advertise much for the Switch since it is basically just around the corner, this very well may be part of their subliminal Switch campaign.