Update: Yep, EB’s website broke under the strain today. The retailer will try this all again tomorrow.
Original story: Another day, another seemingly impossible set of chances to pre-order a NES Classic Mini in Australia.
First, JB Hi-Fi took to Twitter to advise that its new allocation of NES Classic Minis had sold out before the retailer could even notify potential customers.
@FiCan Hi Fiona, unfortunately all the very limited amount of units sold out before the release announcement could be made.
— JB Hi-Fi (@JBHiFi) November 13, 2016
Fast forward to now, and EB Games’ website has crashed (again), under the weight of customers hoping to secure a pre-order.
Many customers were able to get an NES Classic Mini pre-order into their EB virtual shopping cart, but can’t get to checkout without EB’s website falling over.
@nicolehasread As you can imagine, the site is under very heavy load. Glad to hear you got to the cart.
— EB Games Australia (@EBGamesAus) November 14, 2016
Did you get lucky today, dear readers?