• Gamers play "Monster Hunter Stories" on their Nintendo 3DS consoles during the Tokyo Game Show last Sep. 17, 2016.

Gamers play "Monster Hunter Stories" on their Nintendo 3DS consoles during the Tokyo Game Show last Sep. 17, 2016. (Photo : Getty Images/Yuya Shino)

The Nintendo NES Classic was one of the most sought after gaming devices in 2016, so it would have been a no brainer for Nintendo to produce more of them. However, gamers are finding it very difficult to look for this particular console and they are also wary of buying one from resellers as their prices have skyrocketed over the holiday season.

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The passing of the holiday season came with the subsequent drop of the prices of the NES Classic. However, for a system that comes with a limited selection of pre-loaded games, prices are still high at around $180. Luckily, there are various ways for buyers to get their hands on a Nintendo NES Classic in much better deals than that.

Over the past couple of years, Nintendo has come under much scrutiny for poorly forecasting the demand for their releases, i4u News reported. The effect of such poor forecasting can be seen in how the NES Classic, which was originally priced at $59.99 is currently being priced at over $100 more by various resellers online.

"The Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system is a hot item, and we are working hard to keep up with consumer demand," Nintendo said in an official statement. "There will be a steady flow of additional systems through the holiday shopping season and into the new year. Please contact your local retailers to check availability," they added.

Although this "steady flow of additional systems" has been scarce at best, there are services out there that help buyers keep track of when particular stores have the console in stock. For example, the website NowInStock keeps track of not only the availability of not only the NES Classic console itself, but also of the bundles available for it across a wide variety of physical stores and online retailers.

The Nintendo NES Classic comes with 30 pre-loaded games such as "Kirby's Adventure," "Super Mario Bros. 3," and "The Legend of Zelda." However, a new hack may see this console's value increase drastically once more. A modded version of this console has been making rounds online recently for having 60 games on it instead of the usual 30, with additional games including "River City Ransom" and "Mega Man," Digital Trends reported.

Watch an unboxing of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition below: