The Mini NES Broke EB Games’ Website And People Are Pissed

EB Games did people the service of announcing its latest round of pre-orders for the Nintendo Classic Mini NES, but it looks like the whole thing just backfired. Badly.

EB’s website is in a pretty bad state right now.

Update: EB Games has announced that they’ll open up pre-orders again tomorrow after their site crashed due to excessive amounts of traffic:

You can find out the rest of the details here.

The message from EB’s social media accounts seems to be pretty consistent. The site is currently experiencing insane traffic and demand so…

Keep trying.

But people are not happy, jan.

It appears as though EB Games wasn’t quite prepped for this level of demand. That or they’ve just gone bugger it, and let chaos reign.

It’s looking pretty brutal out there:

The site also appears to be dealing out multiple different error messages.

The main issue people seem to be having: the site timing out or crashing halfway through pre-orders, meaning that customers aren’t sure whether they’ve actually secured their pre-order or not. Difficult times.

All up, you have to wonder whether this was the right call. JB Hi-Fi chucked its pre-order page up without warning, and stock was gone in seconds. EB Games has just made a large portion of its consumer base pretty angry right now.

We’ll update if we hear more.

EDIT: Looks like we might have to wait till tomorrow.

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