It's been hard to find an NES Classic Edition. If you want one for this holiday season, you need to actively be looking for one, because the chances of finding one at random are rare. They come in stock and they sell out. According to the NPD Group sales charts for November (via VentureBeat), the NES Classic Edition sold 196,000 systems in November.
"In its debut month, the NES Classic Edition sold 196,000 units, leading the retro console segment," NPD analyst Sam Naji said in a statement.
Media Create numbers show that the Classic Mini Famicom did even better in Japan, selling around 261,000 units in its debut week.
For such a hot item at $60 a pop, NES Classic Edition sales are held back only by how many Nintendo can make and ship into retail. The company has promised to keep the system rolling into retail channel and that promise has been slowly fulfilled with a trickle of systems over time.