Ever since Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition earlier this year, fans have been desperate to register their interest, ensuring that they will get one come launch. However, although the system’s pre-orders have been made available at some retailers, not every store planning to sell the console has allowed people to place pre-orders yet.
Today, though, Nintendo confirmed that SNES Classic Edition pre-orders will soon be available for more fans. In a post to its official Facebook, the company said the console “will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month.” Nintendo also said that it “appreciates” the “incredible anticipation” for its new hardware, a reference to the fact that the SNES Classic Edition has already sold out in many places across the globe.
Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t clarify exactly which retailers would be opening their SNES Classic pre-orders, nor did it provide an exact date. However, it stands to reason that Wal-Mart is one of these retailers as it was forced to cancel all of its pre-orders for the hardware after a website error saw them go live prematurely. It’s currently unclear what Wal-Mart is doing to help those with cancelled reservations sign-up for the pre-orders again when they go live properly this month.
We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic…
In the post, Nintendo also mentions that it will ship a “significant amount” of SNES Classic Edition units to retailers for launch time. The company will also be making units available “throughout the balance of the calendar year.” When the SNES Classic Edition was first announced, Nintendo did explain that it would make more units than it did of the NES Classic, which was also constantly sold out, leaving many glad that Nintendo is offering some clarification.
Others, however, remain unconvinced that Nintendo will be able to keep up with demand. The console is incredibly hard to get now just because of fans placing legitimate orders. The SNES Classic Edition could end up being even harder to find throughout the year as scalpers place their own pre-orders or pick up the console post-launch in order to sell it at a higher price at a later date. And while retailers like eBay are enforcing rules against scalpers, it’s unclear whether or not this will this will be enough.
The SNES Classic Edition launches on September 29, 2017.
Source: Nintendo – Facebook