NES Classic launch crashes Amazon, leaves gamers disappointed

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Monday, November 14, 2016
Classic NES edition game system sells out
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Classic NES edition game system sells out

Friday's highly anticipated release of the NES Classic left many shoppers disappointed due to a lack of stock of the retro console.

The NES Classic is a miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) from 1985. The miniature console has 30 pre-installed games and comes with one controller.

Demand for the console was so high that it crashed Amazon's website. The online retailer was set to sell the NES Classic at 2 p.m. PST.

Earlier in the day, Nintendo fans lined up at stores across the U.S. to purchase the console.

The console, which originally retailed for $59.99, is listed on eBay for over $200, with some listings as high as $4,999.

Nintendo has responded to the high demand of the console through Twitter.