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You missed your first chance to pre-order the Super NES Classic Edition

August 22nd, 2017

Enlarge / The Super NES Classic Edition is out standing in its field. (credit: Seb Anthony)

When Nintendo warned in early August that preorders for the Super NES Classic Edition would start “later this month,” we had no idea that two major retailers would sell out of their allotments in the middle of a random Monday night. That’s just what happened late last night, though, with Amazon and Best Buy both selling out while most of the country slept.

Best Buy’s preorders went live at about 1:30am ET this morning while Amazon’s started around 5:00am ET, according to reports. Both sites sold out of their initial supplies within minutes. The quick sell-outs came despite Nintendo’s promise that it will “produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition” (which shipped 2.3 million units) and that “a significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day and throughout the balance of the calendar year.”

With Nintendo unwilling to commit to a production schedule beyond the end of the year, though, early customers seem to be clamoring for what appears to be another limited supply. European preorders that went live in June started showing up for resale at 150 percent markups on sites like eBay.

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Super NES Classic pre-orders start later this month

August 2nd, 2017

Is this an SNES Classic Edition in a normal-sized hand, or a normal SNES in a giant-sized hand? (credit: Nintendo)

Though it was announced over a month ago, US retailers have yet to begin offering pre-orders for the Super NES Classic ahead of its September 29 launch (though international pre-orders are already being flipped for inflated eBay prices). Now, Nintendo is promising via Facebook domestic pre-orders will start “late this month” at “various retailers.”

After insufficient supplies led to quick sellouts and high resale markups for the discontinued NES Classic Edition, Nintendo is again promising that more systems will be available for the Super NES Classic’s retail tenure. “A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day and throughout the balance of the calendar year,” the company writes. That follows on previous statements from Nintendo promising “we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.” The NES Classic Edition shipped 2.3 million units.

Nintendo’s announcement follows a retail fiasco last week in which Wal-Mart mistakenly offered Super NES Classic systems for pre-order then was forced to cancel those pre-orders. “We know this is incredibly disappointing to those customers and we apologize for the mistake,” the retailer said in a statement. The mistaken listing sold out within minutes late on a Friday night.

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