SNES / Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium Releases In Time For SNES Classic Launch

Posted: Aug 16 2017, 11:50am CDT | by , in Technology News

SNES / Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium Releases in Time for SNES Classic Launch

The crowd-funded book The unofficial SNES/Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium is available for pre-order on

Publisher Bitmap Books launched a Kickstarter campaign for a SNES book months before Nintendo announced the SNES Classic. The unofficial SNES/Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium book raised over £220,000 back in April, well exceeding the funding goal.

I just spotted the SNES/Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium for pre-order on for $22.70 and a release date of September 29. This is the SNES Classic release date. The book's Kickstarter page still states November as a release time frame.

The situation has changed dramatically since the SNES Classic announcement. From a business standpoint, it makes a lot of sense to get a book about the SNES out the same time the SNES Classic hits the shelves.

There is no official update on the release date for the book that we could find. Amazon Japan also lists the book with a September 29 release date. The unofficial SNES/Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium features visual impressions of the most iconic SNES games. Watch the Kickstarter promo video for the book on Youtube to get a sense for it.

SNES / Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium

The unofficial SNES/Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium is joining the official SNES Classic book from Prima Games. The SNES Classic companion book titled Playing With Super Power: Nintendo SNES Classic book is available for pre-order on

Bitmap Books also published a book for the NES and other classic consoles and computers including the Commodore 64.

On August 1, Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic would be available for pre-order at select retailers late August. To know when more pre-order options open up, we recommend following these best practices for SNES Classic Pre-order notifications.

The best practices include downloading the free The Tracker app. The online inventory tracking app sends a notification to your smartphone when the SNES Classic is available for pre-order at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, ToysRUs, and GameStop.

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The SNES Classic Edition is one of the hottest products of 2017. To keep up with everything SNES Classic, read the latest SNES Classic news and availability updates.

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