SNES Classic was open for pre-orders today via several online retailers in the US. And as expected, the console went out of stock in a jiffy. But there’s a chance that you might be able to pre-order one for yourself, though you’ll have to head over to GameStop’s physical stores to do so.
At the time of writing, GameStop’s website has gone totally offline primarily because of traffic as users must be constantly refreshing the page trying to pre-order a console for themselves. However, GameStop did announce on Twitter that they’re still taking orders, though only in its brick and mortar stores.
Pre-order the SNES classic in-store now to be one of the first to experience Star Fox 2 pic.twitter.com/5NoGKlv0u2
— GameStop (@GameStop) August 22, 2017
That being said, given the limited quantities of the console it might still be an uphill task to possibly secure an SNES Classic pre-order. Several GameStop stores have no clue of how many units of the console they would get, therefore, many of them are not taking pre-orders yet.
However, some GameStop stores in LA are offering bundles. For instance, there’s an SNES Classic bundle that includes Playing With Super Power paperback book along with an extra, third party controller. Another bundle costs $190 which includes a hardcover book, wireless third-party controller, along with other physical items.
It’s no surprise that the SNES Classic is hard to come by given that only limited quantities of the console are available. 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. Besides, it’s also unclear if additional pre-orders will go live in the near future before the console’s official release on September 29.
To recall, the SNES Classic was officially announced back in June this year. It comes pre-loaded with 21 games, and comes with one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable, an AC adapter, along with two wired SNES Classic Controllers.