Nintendo has finally announced that there will be pre-orders for the SNES Classic in the United States. According to a Facebook post on Nintendo’s official account, SNES Classic will be made available for pre-order by multiple retailers in late August.
Nintendo’s statement does not specify what retailers will offer the pre-orders, but it seems safe to assume it will be the normal GameStop, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. However, it is possible that some other retailers including smaller game retailers may offer them as well, so be sure to be on the lookout later this month.
Along with announcing pre-orders Nintendo also went on to state, ” A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year.” This sounds promising considering the main concern for Nintendo’s new classic console is how much stock will be made available. Especially since many people were never able to acquire the NES Classic after its short holiday release. We can only hope that Nintendo will deliver enough units to satisfy the high demand for the new console.
This is all really good news considering the recent Walmart incident which caused a big stir in the gaming community. After accidentally putting up pre-orders for the SNES Classic on their website, Walmart had to send out emails to all customers who were able to purchase a pre-order stating that they had made a mistake and would not be able to fulfill the orders. This caused an outcry from many Nintendo fans who thought that they had escaped the madness that would be hunting for a SNES Classic. Hopefully, with Nintendo’s new statement and the announcement of pre-orders, things will go smoothly for anyone trying to pick up SNES Classic at launch. The SNES Classic will launch later this year on September 30th and will be the first time Nintendo fans will be able to play the complete and finished version of Star Fox 2.