You can now pre-order the Super NES Classic. Well… you could have, but most of the places that are taking pre-orders are already sold out. For those of you who didn’t see my post yesterday, Nintendo is releasing a mini version of the Classic NES. Yes, the one we all know and love. The bundle includes 21 games, which includes a never before released game – Star Fox 2. The system officially comes out on September 29, and retails for a reasonable price of $79.99. That’s awesome, right? It is, but will you be able to get your hands on one? Fans were outraged after last year when Nintendo didn’t produce enough systems for the demand.
Below is a list of where you could have pre-ordered the system, but you might have to wait until the end of September now.
Amazon – Sold Out
Pre-orders through Amazon went live just yesterday (August 22) and they sold out almost immediately. It’s unknown whether or not they will offer further pre-orders, or if this is it.
Best Buy – Sold Out
Best Buy opened pre-orders yesterday morning, and promptly sold out. But you can keep an eye on their pre-order page to see if/when you can place your order.
GameStop – Sold Out
GameStop Super NES Classic preorders went live yesterday at 1 pm. You could purchase it either as an individual unit or as part of five bundles. The company said that you can buy them online or via their web-in-store program. Either way, they required a $25 deposit in order to get the console one September 29. They are also taking preorders in-store.
Target – Sold Out
Target launched their preorders yesterday around 1 pm, but they sold out almost immediately and then removed the website where you could make the preorders.
ThinkGeek – Sold Out
ThinkGeek is a GameStop subsidiary, and they have been selling some fairly high priced bundles. At least high price compared to $79.99. One bundle comes with a Mega Man Helmet, while another comes with a Street Fighter Statue. Those retail at $249.99 and $199.99. Is it worth it?
Walmart – Sold Out
Walmart, like many of the other retailers, went live yesterday afternoon, but buyers quickly burned through their stock. You can get alerts if/when more of the systems become available.
Toys ‘R Us – Not Available
Toys ‘R Us is actually not offering preorders. Which is kind of weird right? Maybe they want to generate some buzz on September 29 and get people into their stores?
eBay has some listings for the SNES Classic, but make sure that you’re getting the new system. The only downside to that is the price is much steeper than if you bought it from a retailer. They range from about $200-$300. Is it worth it?
I asked the question yesterday, if this is something that people are going to buy, and I was proven right. Now I don’t necessarily know who purchased the system, but I can only guess as to the demographic. If you wanted one, I hope you got your hands on one. Here is a list of the games that come in the bundle. It looks like it could be fun.
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III(hence renamed Final Fantasy VI)
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox
- Star Fox 2
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV
- Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Yoshi’s Island