Best Buy will get NES Classic Edition consoles in on Dec. 20.
The retailer said Friday a limited number of the throwback machines (which have been consistently sold out since releasing on Nov. 11) will be available at more than 1,000 locations across the U.S. that day.
Worth noting: They won't be available online. You have to physically go to a Best Buy store to get one.
It'll be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. The stores will give out tickets like they do on Black Friday for people waiting in line. They'll only give out as many tickets as they have NES Classics.
It's also a limit of one per customer.
Will it be Hatchimal-level waiting-in-the-snow-at-5-a.m. pandemonium? It's not out of the question.
They're generally going for $200 or so on Ebay, and close to that price on Craigslist. And when they pop up at regular stores, they fly off the shelves pretty quickly. That's what happened when Amazon made some available this week. (Gamestop is also getting some in Friday and/or Saturday, Forbes said.)
The Verge, which got numbers from NPD Group, reported more than 196,000 Nintendo Classics have been sold in the U.S.
An NES Classic Edition is $59.999 (at retail, not the jacked-up secondary market price) and comes preloaded with 30 retro Nintendo games – including Metroid, Donkey Kong, a couple Super Mario games, Tecmo Bowl, and more. The system is a mini version of the original NES, and comes with a classic controller.