SNES Classic Pre-order Countdown: Day 5

Posted: Aug 20 2017, 4:45pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

SNES Classic Pre-order Countdown: Day 5

The Super NES Classic will be available for pre-order within 11 days.

The SNES Classic pre-order countdown continues on August 20. The pre-order for the highly anticipated SNES Classic Edition will open up within the next 11 days. Our SNES Classic Pre-order countdown will take a daily look at the latest news and updates about the SNES Classic pre-order.

This was just a wild one hour. The $499.99 Xbox One X Project Scorpio went up for pre-order at 4:32pm ET, according to The Tracker app. Amazon has sold through its pre-order inventory of the Xbox One X within 1-hour. Other stores still have the Xbox One X available for pre-order, but are expected to sell out soon.

The Xbox One X is a $500 investment plus the cost of a decent 4K TV with HDR support. The demand is impressive. A high-priced item selling out in one hour is crazy. The $79.99 SNES Classic will for sure sell out much faster when the pre-orders begin.

Next week is the 26th anniversary of the SNES arriving at retailers in the United States. The first SNES consoles were spotted on August 23, 1991, ahead of the September 9 official release date. It's a possibility that Nintendo will reference this anniversary with the begin of the SNES Classic pre-sale.

Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic would be available for pre-order at select retailers late August in a Facebook post on August 1. 'Late August' is a vague statement. Most would agree that 'Late August' means a date in the last week of the month, but August 23 also still qualifies for 'Late August.'

We have still no concrete information about the SNES Classic pre-order date. To make sure not to miss any SNES Classic pre-order options, you need to prepare and set up notifications from services that alert when the pre-order for the SNES Classic begins. We recommend following these best practices for SNES Classic Pre-order notifications.

The best practices include 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, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, GameStop, and others.

So far Target has confirmed to offer the SNES Classic for pre-order. Walmart has "accidentally" offered the SNES Classic for pre-order in July. The retailer is expected to offer the Super NES Classic for pre-order again late August. This time for real.

The SNES Classic pre-sale is the first chance to secure a SNES Classic. The next opportunity will be on September 29, when the SNES Classic edition will be released. Stores will stock the SNES Classic, and we also expect online retailers to sell Super NES Classic consoles for the regular $79.99 price.

The official SNES Classic companion book is available as digital download for a low $9.99 price-tag. The SNES book Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System will be released on September 8. You can pre-order this Super NES book on for $24.72.

Another SNES book will be published on September 29 called SNES / Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium.

The SNES Classic pre-order countdown will continue tomorrow. We have started the daily countdown with SNES Classic pre-order updates on August 16, right when the second half of August began. It will get more exciting as we get closer to the end of August. Follow I4U News on Twitter to not miss the next SNES Classic pre-order update.

Most consumers are not in the state of mind yet of purchasing a hot holiday gift such as the $79.99 SNES Classic. The competition for the SNES Classic pre-orders will be considerably low. You only have to know about the pre-order in a reasonable time after it begun to score.

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

Updated: 2018-08-19 10:31:23am

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