20 Broken-Hearted Tweets from Fans Who Didn't Get the NES Classic
In case you haven't heard, the NES Classic released today. And nostalgia-driven gamers everywhere flocked to online or retail stores to get it, since there was no option to pre-order. But many of them walked away disappointed and empty-handed, because the system sold out in a mere 5 minutes.
After hearing that the NES had already sold out, lots of these would-be buyers took to Twitter to share how heartbroken they were over the fact that they wouldn't be reliving the glory days of gaming just yet.
Some of them took it in humorous stride, and others seemed legitimately upset that they'll have to wait an undisclosed amount of time for the system to go on sale again. Running the gamut from silly to sorrowful, here are some of the best reaction Tweets from fans who didn't get their hands on the NES Classic this time around.
Showed up to Best Buy an hour before they opened to get an NES Classic. Thought I was first in line. Nope, they sold all 17 two hours early.— J. R. Cook @BlizzPro (@Eldorian) November 11, 2016
Going to every store in downtown Brooklyn in an attempt to find NES Classic. Sold out everywhere... pic.twitter.com/02KZX0Kxr5— ♥ AlanN7a ♥ (@StarDustShadow) November 11, 2016
bf: [The #NES classic] sold out in less than an hour?— GASH-ley (@Literatively) November 11, 2016
me: Nothing gold can stay.
Preordered Nintendo NES Classic Mini a month ago.— Jan Arsenovic (@jan_arsenovic) November 11, 2016
Yesterday my preorder got cancelled.
Now too late to order it from elsewhere.
When you find the one store that has NES Classic consoles in stock & they announce they have 3 left and you are 4th in line. ð®ððð½ pic.twitter.com/cRvJEHqT1s— T R A C Y // (@TLT_sammich) November 11, 2016
I went outside today, to a video game store to buy the nes classic. All reserved. Why do I even try when I have the power of the internet— Nobbel (@Nobbel87) November 11, 2016
does the NES classic have a cursor that's a bloody severed hand in the menus? didn't think so. emulation wins again babey— XANDER CAGE (@XANDERCAGEVEVO) November 11, 2016
The NES Classic going on sale on Amazon tonight is going to be a blood bath. Hopefully I'm able to secure one ð¬— SN|BobbyWasabi (@bobbywasabi199) November 11, 2016
I was number 12 in line for the NES classic edition. They had 11. :(— Ryan Krause (@RyanDKrause) November 11, 2016
When you check everywhere for the Nintendo NES Classic Edition but they're all sold out.... pic.twitter.com/znfbqdmMeh— BootlegBentley (@bootlegbentley) November 11, 2016
Well... Now we wait for the NES Classic Edition to be restocked... pic.twitter.com/Z2XqDAcb7X— ðShigeru Newsð¦ (@ShigeruNews) November 11, 2016
Just in case you were wondering you're not getting a nes classic today pic.twitter.com/sORdeFJInU— Steve Hendricks (@MagicMiloX) November 11, 2016
Went out to get an NES classic this morning.... all sold out.— D.H. Sayer (@DHSayer) November 11, 2016
Why couldn't all you people want what I wanted Tuesday instead?
Congrats to the five people who actually got a chance to buy the NES Classic Mini!— Jess (@CraftingGeek) November 11, 2016
People calling about the NES Classic gets to hear my Solid Snake impression. That's 10 people already.— Uberwerewulf X (@UberwulfX) November 11, 2016
#nintendo You disappointed me today, NES Classic is harder to get than the original system...— John Fields (@JDFields78) November 11, 2016
Trying to find a NES Classic is like being Indiana Jones. Adventure, danger, and and the possibility of missing out on fortune and glory. pic.twitter.com/LwMJT7bWYS— SlasherJPC (@Justinator5000) November 11, 2016
Me when I found out that I'm not getting the Nintendo NES classic pic.twitter.com/9LU6YrQc4M— Broke Bruce Wayne (@bibba89) November 11, 2016
And last but not least, this NES fan has a message of hope for all of us, regardless of whether or not you managed to get your hands on the system.
Amidst all of the NES Classic chaos I just realized that we are only a week away from Pokemon Sun / Moon. What a time to be a gamer!— Lee Babin (@lbabinz) November 11, 2016
What a time indeed. Although the Classic might be sold out for now, it certainly won't be forever. Nintendo is known for creating scarcity when it first releases consoles -- the same happened with the Wii at launch, and many amiibo releases have seen the same treatment as well. Hopefully more systems will arrive before the holiday season comes to an end.
Did you get your hands on an NES Classic? Planning to pick one up when stores start re-stocking? Let us know in the comments!