EB Games in Australia has been trying to sell the NES Classic Edition since it got them in stock. However, every time the retailer tries to sell the little retro console, the site is taken offline due to demand.
After doubling server capacity from the last time it tried to sell the Nintendo console, the pre-orders went live at 12pm AEDT and was promptly knocked offline as gamers tried to snag one of the sought after machines.
Visitors to https://ebgames.com.au were greeted with a message telling them not to fret.
It is clear that the Australian retail chain just isn’t geared up to handle the flow of buyers. Perhaps the retailer should either not inform people of the time they are going to list the NES Classic Edition or just stick to selling it directly from their stores until Nintendo can get a supply chain going which can meet demand.
Nintendo has failed to deliver enough stock to retailers around the world and have promised more stock will hit retailers up to Christmas and the New Year. The only people seemingly able to get access to the console are scalpers who are trying to make big money off the $60 console.