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Nintendo Classic selling fast, listing up to $10,000 on eBay


Nintendo’s new micro console, the NES Classic, is the perfect holiday gift for nostalgic gamers-but only if you can get your hands on one.

The mini machine arrived today, but limited quantities mean it’s a hot commodity; some brick-and-mortar stores are imposing a limit of one per customer. Even the Nintendo Web store appears to have sold out of the $60 player, leaving desperate turning to places like eBay.

As of press time, there were 2,500+ listings for the NES Classic Edition -likely purchased today and immediately consigned online; some are pushing their luck and asking for up to $10,000. Some savvy sellers have already snagged the game system, promising immediate delivery; others are hawking a pre-ordered item, which may delay shipping.

Nintendo’s miniature version of the console you owned in the late ’80s plugs directly into your high-definition TV using an included HDMI cable. And it comes with 30 built-in games, so users can reacquaint themselves with classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Kirby’s Adventure.

The near-identical replica comes with an AC adapter and one NES Classic Controller, patterned after the iconic design of the original. Additional controllers are sold separately for $9.99 each.

Those who missed out on today’s sale can still take a trip down memory lane: Call the Power Line, Nintendo’s classic customer service system, between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET from Nov. 11 to 13. Just dial 425-885-7529 to hear recorded tips and behind-the-scenes stories from original Game Play Counselors.

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.

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