We are exactly three weeks away from Christmas day. That means it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find those must-have holiday gifts. With the resurgence in popularity of home video games, many retailers are running out of the newest of the bunch: the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and the Sega Master System (SMS). If you live in Canada and have a Compucentre nearby, you may be in luck! Both consoles are advertised in their weekly ad that just went live today.
The prices listed may seem high for those living in the U.S., but remember these are Canadian prices. Their dollar is worth roughly 72 cents here, so once that exchange rate is factored in the prices become a little closer to the MSRP listed for the machines. We’ve seen U.S. prices dip well below the list price, with the NES Control Deck selling for as low as $79.99 ($20 off – with a free copy of Super Mario Bros. to boot) and the NES Deluxe selling for $139.99 ($40 off). Given some of the shortages now cropping up, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the prices edge back up toward the suggested retail price set by Nintendo.
Are you wishing for a new video game system for the holidays? Which one are you hoping to receive, and why? Let us know in the comments below.