SNES Classic: How To Buy

Posted: Jul 18 2017, 2:20am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 19 2017, 7:03am CDT, in News | Technology News

SNES Classic: How To Buy

Everything you need to know to buy the Super NES Classic. Updated.

It's now three weeks since Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Edition. Nintendo surprised with the Super NES Classic announcement on June 26. The SNES Classic is set to be more popular than the NES Classic has been.

The SNES Classic production numbers will be higher than for the NES Classic, Nintendo has said that much. The increased production will not meet the demand and the SNES Classic will be as hard or even harder to find than the NES Classic. The SNES Classic is slated for release on Friday, September 29 for $79.99.

Will there be a pre-order for the SNES Classic? This is the big question on everybody's mind in the United States. Retailers in Europe and Australia have offered the SNES Classic for pre-order since the SNES Classic announcement.

The stores listing the SNES Classic including Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon have not offered the SNES Classic for pre-order. GameStop recently released a page about the SNES Classic with a sign-up form to get updates.

Nobody knows if there will be pre-order opportunities before the release of the SNES Classic on September 29. There only have been very few and short pre-order possibilities for the NES Classic last year. If there are any SNES Classic pre-order windows from now until September 29, you can catch them with The Tracker app. Download the free online inventory app and check "Notify Me" on the SNES Classic listing. Once the SNES Classic is available for pre-order, you receive a notification on your smartphone.

The Tracker app will also spot SNES Classic stock at major online stores once the console is released. Many users of the app are employing it to score Nintendo Switch consoles online.

Update: The first SNES Classic accessories are available. You can pre-order now the SNES Classic Companion book. The book ships on the same day the SNES Classic is released.

Once September 29 comes around, it is time to consider to line-up at retail stores. Lines for the SNES Classic are expected to begin one or two days ahead of the release. See the SNES Classic guide on lines and stores for details. We are keeping a close watch on the SNES Classic availability. Read the latest SNES Classic news and follow I4U News on Twitter, to not miss a beat.

The $79.99 Super NES Classic Edition system has the original look and feel of the 90s home console, only smaller. Like the NES Classic, the SNES Classic features an HDMI port and is powered via a USB port. There are two controller in the package with 5 feet long cables. The SNES Classic comes pre-installed with 21 classic games. See the full list of SNES Classic games, including the never-released Starfox 2.

The original Nintendo Super NES was first launched in Japan in 1990 as Super Famicom. The North American SNES launched in 1991 and had a very different case design. The European version launched in 1992 and its design is almost identical with the original Japanese SHVC-001 model. The differences are just in darker colors and labels. Nintendo is offering again the two different designs in the SNES Classic release.

The Tracker by I4U News - Real-time online inventory tracker

Updated: 2019-01-21 08:40:25am

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Super Nintendo SNES Classic
Store: Amazon | Availability:  is available for Pre-order

Super Nintendo SNES Classic
Store: Gamestop | Availability:  is out of Stock

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Store: Walmart | Availability:  is out of Stock

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