The Nintendo Classic Mini NES Is Going For $68 Today

The Nintendo Classic Mini NES Is Going For $68 Today
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If you missed out on the original run of Nintendo’s classic NES, but didn’t want to pay the launch price, good news.

The latest run of stock on Nintendo’s first mini console, which was first released in 2016 and went on sale again in 2018, is available now for $68 through Amazon Australia. That’s about $30 less than what Harvey Norman and Target are charging, and if you’ve got Amazon Prime (or you sign up for a free trial) you won’t pay for shipping, making it cheaper than the end price charged by Kogan/Dick Smith.

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You can find the Mini NES on sale, along with some price drops on a bunch of other Nintendo stuff (Pokemon Let’s Go is down to $62, and Crash is going for $34), over at Amazon Australia.


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