NES Classic: Its Release and Sell-out

NES Classic: Its Release and Sell-out

Most people on campus are probably asking, “What is the NES?” To answer that initial question, it is a pioneer in Nintendo gaming consoles. NES stands for Nintendo Entertainment System. This system played games like Super Mario Bros, Excitebike, and Galaga. All of these amazing possible flashbacks for the gaming community were dashed on the release date, November 11, 2016, since the console sold out in less than a minute online and under 30 minutes in stores.

Nintendo is almost definitely doing this on purpose. On techcrunch.com, the author said that he asked, “The GameStop near me said it only received 17 units and sold them within half an hour of opening.” It may not be opinion, but it sure seems that Nintendo is purposely putting the country on edge to buy it when they release more. If it is thought about from a business point of view, it still doesn’t make much sense, it might raise the prices on sites like e-bay, but that doesn’t benefit the company. This could possibly make the public be more on edge about the product, but it might also hinder some people from getting it that Nintendo could have made a large profit from.  Justice A., a student at Kraemer Middle School said, “The New remake of the NES classic edition is a great way to remember and replay classic games from the 80’s.” Still, the classic edition is an amazing product with some amazing games.

Most people have heard of most of them before PAC-MAN, Excitebike, Galaga, and Super Mario Bros. Starting with the classic PAC-MAN. To play the game, as PAC-MAN, the player navigates around a maze while collecting white pellets, while trying to not get touched by the ghosts. Another game that is on the NES Classic Edition is Excitebike. This game is played like any other 2D rally racing motorcycle games work. The player rides through a series of levels by riding, jumping, and sliding its way to first. A classic game in arcades and on the NES is Galaga. Galaga is a starship battling game in which the player fight off aliens and try to survive in increasingly harder levels. Finally the ultimate classic,  Super Mario Bros. To play Super Mario Bros, the player runs through the levels, picking up power-ups, and making it to the next level.

The NES Classic Edition is an amazing gaming console with some of the most classic games that started the gaming market. There is a problem with what Nintendo is doing with them selling the NES since they released such a very little amount of consoles, but it is still a peek into history that can be no better explained than by the real NES itself.