The story of Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is a short and frustrating one. Like any must-have item, they were exceptionally hard to acquire, and not long after retailers sold out, third-party sellers popped up, reselling the console at exorbitantly marked up prices. This was pretty common for the situation. What nobody saw coming, however, was Nintendo’s abrupt decision to discontinue the console at the height of its popularity. Less than half a year after its release, Nintendo announced the end of the NES Classic’s lifestyle. Rest in peace little throwback, we hardly knew you.

So it goes without saying that gamers are understandably on edge about the SNES Classic, which seems to be ever more anticipated than its predecessor. And then in July, there was an issue with Wal-Mart erroneously accepting pre-orders for the console, only to refund them all and apologize for the error. The incident no doubt left a sour taste in everyone’s mouths and served as a reminder that laying hands on the SNES Classic will be difficult to say the least.

Nintendo, perhaps spurred by the Wal-Mart incident, posted on their official Facebook page with an exact-ish pre-order date:

“We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month.”


More importantly, they’ve promised a bigger supply than that of the NES Classic, saying that a “significant amount” of consoles will be shipped out on launch day and throughout the year. Significant could mean a lot of things, but according to Nintendo, the SNES Classic will be easier to purchase than its predecessor, which suggests that they’ve learned from their mistakes. Stay tuned to MEGATech News, where we’ll be sure to let you know when and where you can get your console.

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