The NES Classic looks like it will be this holidays hot item. I wonder if Nintendo purposefully limited stock to create more demand for the product or if it's simply a case of the system being way more popular than they anticipated? Either way if you want to get a system pre-Christmas, right now, it looks like you will have to do a bit or work or pay some crazy ebay scalper prices, which I don't recommend. I was at Target today and they recommend calling in at 8.30am to see if they have any in stock and if they do to come in and pick it up. I don't love that method but I really would love opening this up on Christmas and so i'll be calling for now.

YouTuber JerryRigEverything has a fun video I linked above where he unboxes the NES Classic and then opens it up to examine the mainboard and components. As you can see, it's a system that is very well integrated and I don't immediately see how you could hack this thing from the mainboard. That said there might be a couple methods depending on what Nintendo has allowed over the controller port OR back USB port. People are already hacking Linux on these things, which is a good sign but so far it requires some main board soldering.

https://www.reddit.com/r/nintendo/comments/5cgbkm/linux_on_nes_classic_mini_current_progress_and/?sort=top

Regardless of if you want to hack it what's included is incredible and I can't wait to pick one up. If I am able to get my hands on one before the holidays i'll let you know and if you get one i'd love to hear your thoughts on it and how you picked it up.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/14/2016 at 12:03am

My wife, attempted to buy me one on Friday. it was out of stock everywhere she went. But I appriciated the effort! (I had no idea she planned to buy me one :) )

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/14/2016 at 01:07am

Yep. I was on Amazon to buy it and it crashed. Crazy amount of demand for this.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/14/2016 at 04:05am

I really didn't expect that! I guess this gives me more time to agonize over whether to spend $60 I don't need to spend :D

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 11/15/2016 at 10:11pm

Is target tired of you calling yet?

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/16/2016 at 02:43am

Hahaha, I keep forgetting. At that time I am handing off the kid to the wife so I can go to work and I haven't remembered to call in. I'll do it tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 11/16/2016 at 05:58am
GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 11/30/2016 at 01:27am

You may be able to get one from ThinkGeek, maybe even for free if you win! http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nes-classic-will-be-back-in-stock-soon-at-thinkgee/1100-6445820/

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/30/2016 at 05:09am

I imagine ThinkGeek will be out of stock in seconds but if they keep stock longer i'll buy one there for sure.

Not sure i'll enter the contest though, i'm not great at that sort of thing. Winning that is.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 11/30/2016 at 05:38am

> I imagine ThinkGeek will be out of stock in seconds but if they keep stock longer i'll buy one there for sure.

From what I've read, I imagine their stock will be sold out quickly, too.

> Not sure i'll enter the contest though, i'm not great at that sort of thing. Winning that is.

I entered the contest. I don't usually win these things either, but I can remember two times I actually did. I won a copy of the Wings of the Goddess expansion for FFXI from a FF wiki. I also won a Modest Mouse CD from their label.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/30/2016 at 02:19pm

I just entered. The contest is using gleam.io, which is a pretty slick contest web app. It's pretty painless to enter, and I hope I win!

Travis   Admin wrote on 01/07/2017 at 05:47am
jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/07/2017 at 08:31pm

Awesome. I wonder what the NES Classic specs are and how much storage it has?

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 01/07/2017 at 08:41pm
jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/07/2017 at 09:59pm

Half a gig storage should be enough for a couple more games. I wonder how much storage is take by default?

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