SNES Classic Countdown: Line For SNES Classic Edition Started

Posted: Sep 20 2017, 3:27pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 

SNES Classic Countdown: Line for SNES Classic Edition Started
 

The SNES Classic Edition Release is in 9 days.

The SNES Classic Edition goes on sale on Friday, September 29. This is in 9 days from today and the line has started at the Nintendo Store in New York A Youtuber, who waited a month in line for the Nintendo Switch is back at it. "CND" is waiting in line for the SNES Classic for 10 days.

He plans on sitting across the Nintendo store every day during the opening hours and post videos of his waiting in line adventure. The line for the SNES Classic will only get interesting in the last 24 hours ahead of release. 

It's certainly not necessary to stand in line for 10 days or even 24 hours for the SNES Classic.

To be one of the first to score a SNES Classic online in the US on launch day, get the free Tracker app to receive real-time alerts when the SNES Classic is in stock online. You will be one of the first to own a SNES Classic. Users of the app just select "Notify Me" on the SNES Classic listing to get notified when the SNES Classic Edition is in stock online. 

The Tracker app is available on iOS and Android. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u".

SNES Classic in stock notifications are now also available on Twitter: Follow @TheTrackerApp to keep up with all hot products the online inventory tracker is monitoring.

Some European stores have received new SNES Classic pre-order inventory in the past days including Amazon Germany, Amazon France, FNAC in France and Boulanger in France. While we see activity in Europe, there is nothing happening at retailers in the United States.

All focus is apparently on the official release day of the SNES Classic Edition on September 29. The SNES Classic will be easier to buy than expected. Nintendo announced last week that more units of Super NES Classic Edition would ship on September 29 in the U.S. than were shipped of NES Classic Edition all last year.

Leaked SNES Classic stock levels for ToysRUs, Walmart, and Target support Nintendo's claim, but also put it into perspective. Stores will have between 30 and 90 SNES Classic units in stock on launch day. The $79.99 SNES Classic will still sell out on release day, despite the increased supply.

You have to put in some effort to get a SNES Classic on release day. Lines at stores will begin hours ahead of the stores opening hours. How early you have to line up depends on the popularity of your local store.

A leaked document on Nintendeal reveals that Best Buy stores will hand out tickets for the SNES Classic. There will be a limit of one unit per customer. The SNES Classic release will feel like Black Friday. Best Buy stores usually hand out tickets starting a few hours before the stores open. You have 3 hours after the store opens to pick up the SNES Classic with a ticket.

Nintendo also announced to continue to produce the SNES Classic into 2018. Eventually, everybody who wants a SNES Classic will get one. The Japanese video game company even brings back the NES Classic in summer of 2018. Depending on how many SNES Classic units Nintendo can ship during the Holiday season, we might even see Black Friday SNES Classic deals.

Initial tests show that the SNES Classic will likely also support modifications to install more games. Starting September 29, the SNES Classic will be available at the following online stores:

Amazon

GameStop

Walmart

Best Buy

Target 

ToysRUs

Play-Asia

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Five of Nintendo's major retail partners offered the new retro console for pre-order on August 22. All stores have quickly sold out of the SNES Classic. We have published a complete rundown of how the whole SNES Classic pre-order craziness.

The Japanese version of the SNES Classic, the Super Famicom Classic, went up for pre-order on September 16 and quickly sold out. Reseller prices are double the regular price now on Japanese online stores. The Super Famicom will be released on October 5.

Follow I4U News on Twitter to not miss the next SNES Classic availability update.

To make the most out of the SNES Classic retro gaming console, there is a comprehensive companion book that will be released on the same day as the SNES Classic. Playing With Super Power: Nintendo SNES Classics is available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $30.01.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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