The Nintendo Mini NES Classic Edition has been reportedly plagued with virus that could steal information from those who want to get their hands on the device via online shopping.
In a blog, Nintendo discussed the virus that could lock a computer’s hard drive and then steal personal information including bank details. Apparently, it will lock your hard drive then blackmail you to pay to unlock your files.
The game console manufacturer said consumers should be smart on how they purchase an item. Nintendo stressed the importance of buying Nintendo Mini NES Classic Edition only on legitimate retailers such as Amazon, Target, eBay, Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and more.
GameGuide noted that there are resellers who are also taking advantage of the situation and sold the Nintendo Mini NES Classic Edition for as much as $5000.
Shady websites and scalpers stemmed from the high demand of the classic console amidst the limited stock. Apparently, Mini NES Classic stocks have been updated since Black Friday.
Nintendo released the classic console on November 11. Since then, it has become one of the hottest items of 2016.
Many would love to get a little nostalgic since the Nintendo Mini NES Classic Edition is a smaller version of the original console introduced in the 80s. This 5 x 4 x 1.6-inch mini console is packed with 30 classic games. The list includes Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Balloon Fight, Tecmo Bowl and more.
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Aside from being user-friendly, it also comes cheap. It only costs $60 (A$81) to own a Nintendo Mini NES Classic Edition and plug it into your TV.
Meanwhile, Nintendo asked for patience from its customers. The company stated that it is doing everything to keep up with the demand. It also guaranteed that the stocks for the mini classic console are on their way for the holiday. Nintendo added that there will be a steady flow through the holiday season.