Even though Nintendo has offered anything new about the SNES Classic, it appears the pre-order fiasco is already underway. As Walmart happened to accidentally put the console on pre-order on Friday. The page was left open for around 40 minutes before the online retailer eventually pulled it down. The ruckus, as expected, lead to many canceled pre orders that already went through.
That being said, it appears customers won’t have to wait a long time for the real chaos to start, as regular pre-orders are expected to commence this week. A Twitter user whose SNES Classic pre-order was canceled, posted a screenshot of his conversation with a Walmart representative. In the chat, it was revealed that pre-orders are expected to go live sometime this week, and the first round of pre-order was completely a mistake.
The SNES Classic Edition is expected to hit stores this fall. However, Walmart and Target have stated that pre-orders for SNES Classic will open up soon.
Nintendo has already confirmed that just like the NES Classic Edition, the SNES Classic will also be a limited edition console, so grabbing one before stock runs would certainly be a tough nut to crack. The SNES Classic Mini was introduced a month back and has already sold out on all websites where it was open for pre-orders.
“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. Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of the calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year” said Nintendo in a statement to Kotaku back in June.
For now, we’d advise our readers to keep an eye on Target and Walmart, where pre-orders are expected to go live before August. In addition, check services like NowInStock’s Group on Google for updates on availability. The SNES Classic official release date in the US is September 29, 2017. At launch, the console will retail for $80.