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EB Games issues official statement regarding Mini NES mess

EB Games has gone to the extraordinary step of issuing an official statement regarding the situation and mess surrounding the Mini NES earlier this week.

The statement explains just how much traffic was caused by the demand. On a usual Tuesday the EB Games site would get over 500,000 pageviews. This Tuesday however over 7,500,000 pageviews were recorded. The site was run over 45 servers, each with 32 CPUs to try and handle the load  says the statement.

They also confirm that there are no more systems coming from Nintendo for the remainder of the year, at least at EB Games.

We’ll let the rest of the statement speak for itself.

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4 Comments
  • Fletcher
    November 16, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Love my NES Mini, so glad I preordered mine online using the EB World app the day it was announced for an in store pickup. ?

  • November 17, 2016 at 3:22 am

    32 CPUs in each server? I don’t believe them, unless they’re cheating and counting cores as individual CPUs.

    I’ve only seen servers with two CPU slots, and most of the time only one is in use.

    • November 17, 2016 at 7:38 am

      EB hosts their site on Cloudflare, so it’d be virtual servers with 32 Cores each, which is no small chunk of power. Even Big W was using an external web accelerator host to prevent their site from going down, and that didn’t do squat. Very few *typical* web-store sites will be built to deal with a 15x increase in your peak traffic.

      TL;DR: The NES Mini will bring down any site by sheer willpower alone 😛

  • Shaun
    November 17, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Would have made more sense if they were running their servers in NES Mini hardware!

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