Nintendo is capitalizing on nostalgia this holiday season with the release of the NES Classic Edition—a plug and play miniature replica of the original NES, complete with 30 pre-loaded games. Unfortunately, stock has been so limited that they’re virtually impossible to find, as they’re consistently sold out at most major retailers. GameStop recently acquired some more NES Classic Editions, and they’ve begun selling them again, but not as standalone products. Instead, they’re bundling them with other goodies in packages that range in price from $130 to $183.

The cheapest option available is the Nintendo NES Classic Collectible Edition Bundle for $130. This includes the console itself, exclusive artwork of Peach and Bowser, and an extension cable for the NES Classic Edition controller.

Next up is the Nintendo NES Classic Playing with Power Edition for $153. This includes the console, the Playing With Power: Nintendo NES Classics hardcover collector’s book, an 8-bit Link Amiibo, and a Super Mario Bros. question block lamp from ThinkGeek.

The third option is the Nintendo NES Classic Legendary Edition for $168. This bundle comes with the console, the same book as the last bundle, the 8-bit Link Amiibo, the NES Classic Edition controller extension cable, and the Tetris stackable LED desk lamp from ThinkGeek.

Finally, there’s also the Nintendo NES Classic Ultimate Holiday Edition for $183. This bundle includes the console, the collector’s book, the 8-bit Link Amiibo, the lamp, the extension cable, and an NES Classic deluxe carrying case.

Unfortunately, there’s currently no option for the standard console by itself for the standard $60. Will you be picking up one of these more expensive bundles in time for the holidays, or will you wait until a cheaper option is available?

Our Verdict

Ben Lamoreux


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