Preorders of Super Nintendo Classic go live, disappear in minutes

Posted at 11:35 AM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 14:52:02-04

(KGTV) - As promised, the mini release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System began popping up across the internet overnight and into Tuesday morning.

And as expected, many found little success in snagging one.

Best Buy and Amazon preorder listings for the highly anticipated gaming system were posted Monday night and Tuesday morning, respectively, angering many who had no idea of the release.

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Tuesday morning, retailers Walmart and Target also posted the preorder listing. All the retailers were out of stock within minutes.

10News reached out to Amazon to check how many units were made available for preorders, but comment wasn't immediately returned.

GameStop announced preorders as well, but consumers would have to secure a console in store, not online.

Of course, GameStop's supplies are also limited.

A quick search on eBay shows just how valuable the console is to some gamers, where "confirmed preorder" listings ranging from $150 to $325 already.

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The mini version of the SNES is scheduled to hit store shelves on Sept. 29 for $79.99. It will include 21 classic games, including Super Mario, Donkey Kong Country, and the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 game.

Tuesday, Nintendo posted a new trailer of the console's release, touting features such as instant save points and the ability to rewind in-game.

Nintendo announced on Aug. 1, that preorders would begin this month and promised, "A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year."

Many of the problems plaguing gamers this time around are similar to that of Nintendo's release of the NES Classic, a mini version of the gaming company's first console.

Nintendo reported sales of the classic NES system hit 2.3 million, though the console was discontinued in April.

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