If you’ve been trying to secure one of the NES Classic Edition mini-consoles in North America, you know that it an be a difficult task. They’re nowhere to be found across the country, virtually selling out at every major retailer. Nintendo has committed to continually replenish the systems throughout the remainder of the year and into next year, but those hoping to have one for Christmas will have to really be in the right place at the right time.
While we don’t know how many systems were sold through in North America yet, we have a good picture of just how well the Famicom Mini sold in Japan. With only four days of reporting, according to Famitsu sales tracking the Famicom Mini has sold 262,961 systems. That’s pretty impressive for a retro gaming system. It does appear that Nintendo has vastly underestimated demand in both territories and that it will need to try and replenish retailers as fast as it can.