As promised, EB Games has received a second shipment of Nintendo Classic Mini: NES consoles. Stock is extremely limited and will be sold exclusively through online pre-orders. Here's how to get one in time for Christmas.
Update: EB Games is now completely sold out. If you need to get the Nintendo Classic Mini NES for Christmas, here are your remaining options.
When do Nintendo Classic Mini: NES pre-orders start?
EB Games will be selling its second shipment of Nintendo Classic Mini NES consoles at 12pm AEDT, November 14. Here's the link to the online store.
How much does the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES cost?
The pre-order price of the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES remains uncharged at $99.95. This is a damn sight better than current eBay prices which are well north of $200.
What are my chances of getting one?
Slim. By EB Games' own admission, an "extremely limited" number of units are available. You do not want to wait until after 12pm. At a complete guess, these Nintendo NES Minis probably won't last ten minutes. (For what it's worth, JB Hi-Fi put up its pre-orders earlier this morning and they sold out in minutes.)
How can I increase my chances of buying the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES?
Come prepared! The longer you faff about with your credit card number or Paypal details, the more units will be snapped up before you place your order. Ensure you're logged into your EB Games account before 12pm. If you're not a member, join now.
What happens if the EB Games website crashes?
It's possible that the spike in noontime traffic will cause EB Games to crash, load slowly or act unreliably. It all depends on how many people hit the website early and keep refreshing the page. Unfortunately, incomplete orders are unlikely to be honored. Fingers crossed there are no online hiccups!
So is this thing actually any good?
Is the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES worth the money? Sure - if you like retro gaming! Click here for an in-depth review.
The race starts today at noon sharp - tell us how you went in the comments!