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SNES Classic Pre-Orders Are Going Up, Already Getting Sold Out

SNES Classic Pre-Orders Are Going Up, Already Getting Sold Out

Just as quickly as they were announced Tuesday morning, preorders for the Super Nintendo Classic Edition at area GameStop stores were gone. And it's a welcome feature, too, given how tricky some games were in the 16-bit era.

Then, on August 22nd, Amazon and Best Buy began offering SNES Classic Edition pre-orders, but they did so in the middle of the night, leading to widespread frustration among gamers who woke up having missed their opportunity.

We've reached out to Best Buy for comment about what went wrong with their pre-sale and will update if we hear back. Nintendo has promised that, in contrast to the NES Classic, more supply will be available this time around. Nintendo also said at the time that "a significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year". And maybe shoot me a message to let me know they are live. In July, Walmart accidentally opened up its pre-order page for the SNES Classic due to a "technical glitch".

Instead, we can likely look forward to more of the same. The first has been carried over from the NES Classic and allows you to select between three display modes: 4:3, Pixel Perfect, or CRT. The geek store is offering the SNES Classic as bundles starting at $139.99 on thinkgeek.com.

Notably, there are still several retailers planning to offer pre-orders of the SNES Classic Edition that have yet to go live: Toys "R" Us, Target, Walmart, and GameStop. Pre-orders sold out immediately. It's sure to be as popular, if not more popular than the NES Classic which preceded it.

So far, though, all signs are pointing in the opposite direction.

The new console - called the SNES Classic Edition - comes with 21 packaged Super Nintendo Entertainment System classics, including "Donkey Kong Country" and "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past".


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