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.
Trying to order the new NES Classic before my flight takes off but Amazon is drunk. 😞 pic.twitter.com/DBxc5Sj2ek— Bryan Lanning (@bryanlanning) November 11, 2016
First time I have ever seen @amazon fail. Tried buying NES Classic, add to cart, cart empty. Now page is unreachable— Matt Rowe (@TVsMattRowe) November 11, 2016
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.
The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand. 1/3— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016
There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. 2/3— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) November 11, 2016