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.
There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. 2/3
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016
Limited supply forced some gamers to purchase the system on secondary markets like eBay, where at least one console fetched nearly $5,000.00.