With the holidays wrapping up, the NES Classic Edition should gradually become less impossible to find in the coming weeks and months. As such, on Wednesday morning, GameStop made several NES Classic bundles available on its site for semi-reasonable prices. If you’re willing to pay a few extra dollars for a bundle, this might be the best opportunity to grab a mini NES before the end of the year.
At the time of writing, there are two NES Classic Edition bundles available on GameStop.com:
- Nintendo NES Classic Strategy Edition Bundle — $104.99
- Nintendo NES Classic Edition Bundle with Console Backpack and Extension Cable — $109.99
There was actually a third bundle available for under $100 before I started writing this post, but it sold out almost immediately. Still, if money is no object, paying $40 or $50 extra for an NES Classic Edition shouldn’t be a major roadblock. Plus, as game deal maven @Wario64 points out on Twitter, you can “supposedly” return the additional items that come with the bundle if you want to get that extra money back.
On the other hand, if you were thinking about picking up an extension cord and a carrying case for your new NES Classic Edition anyway, the more expensive bundle might not be a terrible deal in the first place.
Obviously, we can’t make any guarantees about the future availability of the NES Classic, but now that the holiday rush is over, we expect to see deals like these popping up around the internet far more frequently.
UPDATE: The Strategy Edition Bundle appears to be the only bundle left.
UPDATE 2: All of the bundles are now sold out. We’ll update this post if anything changes today.