SNES Classic Pre-Orders: Retailers Selling Out Of Nintendo Console Reboot


People hoping to make financial gain from the expected scarcity of Nintendo's upcoming SNES Mini have been dealt a blow. The online retailer is refusing to honor bulk orders and reducing such requests down to a single system. Retailers GameStop, Target and Toys R Us do not have SNES Classic Mini on their list of consoles, while Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon U.S. have product pages up but have not allowed people to pre-order yet.

This is a change from the norm, hence the email, but Amazon said the move is just a result of a "change in availability".

The SNES Classic Mini is a remastered version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that was first introduced in 1992.

The company has emailed shoppers who have already placed multiple orders for the little games console ahead of its 29 September release date, warning them to expect just the one unit.

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Customers in the United Kingdom have been able to pre-order the SNES Classic Mini since early last week. However, the alternative is to feed into the second-hand market frenzy where may of these hot-selling items end up, and at grossly inflated price tags.

That\u0027s all in the future, though, and we\u0027ll have to wait and see if this pans out. As it stands right now, most NES Classic systems are priced on eBay at $250 and up. Contrary, the lack of an AC adapter is one thing less lying around. But that does erase the fact that scalpers pounce on these opportunities and ultimately exacerbate an already frustrating situation. The new SNES comes with 21 games that players can enjoy.

Given the FCC only governs the American market and that Canada has its own regulatory body called Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), it's possible that pre-orders for the SNES Classic, as well as the Xbox One X, could go live before our USA counterparts. It will also come with a USB power adapter and HDMI cable.

"We aren't providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition", it claimed.