For the fourth time EB Games’ website crashes thanks to Mini NES demand
This morning EB Games once put the NES Mini up for preorder at 12pm AEDT and once again the website couldn’t cope with the stress. Yesterday EB Games said it would double its server capacity to try and cope, but it’s turned out that even that wasn’t enough. The site was struggling even before the go time.
The stress was so bad EB Games even tweeted not to bother to login or attempt to login, their service for the account system we guess must had fallen over as well. The website now, half an hour later is completely down and if you do get it to load it’s a 503 error, white screen or a message saying ‘Don’t fret’.
At this point it’s clear that in it’s current format the EB Games site can’t cope with this level of server stress and continually hyping up particular times of the day for everyone to jump on is just at best a tease, at worst torture. EB Games should perhaps just figure out how many NES Mini’s they have left, distribute them to stores and do a lottery at each store at this point. Stores do it for limited edition sneakers and those are in even bigger demand than the NES Mini.
That or Nintendo just needs to do it on eBay. Whatever the case is, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
How did you go this morning? We’ve seen just two people post about getting one and a whole lot of disappointment for everyone else.