SNES Classic Pre-order Launched At Best Buy: Update

Posted: Aug 22 2017, 5:38am CDT | by , in Technology News


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SNES Classic Pre-order Launched at Best Buy

The Super NES Classic is available now at for pre-order. Updated.

Breaking Update: SNES Classic is now available for pre-order on The Tracker App sent out a notification to users at 4:45am ET.

The SNES Classic is available for pre-order now online at The Tracker App just sent out a smartphone notification to its users that Best Buy has opened the pre-order for the SNES Classic. Best Buy is one of the most popular stores for the SNES Classic pre-order and the pre-order inventory will sell out very quickly.

Best Buy started to take pre-orders the SNES Classic at 1:10 am ET on August 22. This middle of the night for most Americans. The Tracker app users have received a notification on their smartphone. They just need to wake up to order the SNES Classic now at


6:35am ET: Best Buy offers the SNES Classic for pre-order again at I had to click check out several times, but then I got through. Apparently only store pickup as shipping option available.

2:30 am ET: We still can see the pre-order button appear. It even lets us add the SNES Classic into the cart. Only when clicking the check out button a message appears saying the SNES Classic is out of stock. "Heads up! Nintendo - Entertainment System: SNES Classic Edition is currently out of stock. Please remove this item or save it for later." That's rather misleading. On the other hand, Best Buy could try to push customers to place the SNES Classic into the "Save for later list."

Best Buy Cart

1:40 am ET: The pre-order button is gone now. Best Buy has been first with offering pre-order of the SNES Classic. If you missed the SNES Classic pre-order at Best Buy, download the free The Tracker App and select "Notify Me" on the SNES Classic listing. You receive a notification on your smartphone when the next SNES Classic pre-order opportunity arises.

1:30 am ET: The SNES Classic is still shown as available for pre-order at, but clicking the yellow "pre-order" button triggers the message: "This item is currently unavailable for online purchase. The item was not added to your cart." Looks like the Best Buy SNES Classic pre-order event is over. It lasted about 20 minutes.

Best Buy SNES Classic Pre-order

On August 1, Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic will 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.

The Tracker app helps you find stock of hard to find products in online stores. The most popular product's users are tracking include the Nintendo Switch and SNES Classic.

You select the products you want from the list of hard to find items. The Tracker triggers a notification on your iPhone or Android smartphone as soon as the product you want is in stock at an online retailer. Tap the notification and you are ready hit the buy button at or another major online retailer.

With The Tracker app buying hard to find toys, video games, electronics, and other products is now easy and stress-free.

Nintendo announced the $79.99 SNES Classic on June 26. The Super NES Classic Edition will be released on September 29. The SNES Classic Edition is a miniature version of the 90s Super NES console. Nintendo selected 21 games that are pre-installed on the SNES Classic including the never-released Starfox 2.

On paper, the SNES Classic is going to be much easier to purchase than the NES Classic. There is just way more time to find one before the Holidays. Nintendo also promised a much higher number of units. The fact that Nintendo officially announced that the SNES Classic will be available for pre-order likely means extensive pre-order inventory.

The NES Classic pre-order inventory was very limited and not officially announced. The SNES Classic will be increasingly harder to find closer to the Holidays. Nintendo sold 2.3 million NES Classic consoles world-wide. We estimate based on a leak, that Nintendo is doubling the production of the SNES Classic to 4.6 million to satisfy the global demand for the 16-bit retro console coming in hot from the 90s.

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.

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

Updated: 2019-10-13 01:00:50pm

Download the free The Tracker app available on iOS and Android to receive in-stock alerts in real-time on your smartphone. Shopping for hard to find items has never been easier!


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