NES Classic stock sold out in minutes

Nintendo promises more systems for the holiday season

Nintendo’s miniature edition of its classic video game console went on sale Friday afternoon and the earth’s supply dried up within minutes.

Amazon reported its NES Classic stock sold out within a minute of going on sale at 5 p.m. ET, November 11. The $60 8-bit machine comes pre-loaded with 30 retro games including The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, Mega Man 2, and Punch-Out!!

The video game maker ensured more systems will be available through the holiday shopping season.

Limited supply forced some gamers to purchase the system on secondary markets like eBay, where at least one console fetched nearly $5,000.00.