SNES Classic Launch Live Updates: Lines, Stock At Stores And Online

Posted: Sep 29 2017, 7:55am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

SNES Classic Launch Live Updates: Lines, Stock at Stores and Online

The SNES Classic release is happening now.

We are live updating from the SNES Classic release. The SNES Classic Edition will be released at 12:01 am local time, September 29 at stores that are open 24 hours.

Latest Updates:

9:00am ET: The high numbers (300 to 400) of inventories at Target and Best Buy have been normalized as they apparently included pre-orders. The stores with the most inventory reported is Target. Some stores have over 100. Don't forget to sign-up for the Amazon Treasure Truck. Rumor has it that it will hit select cities with 500 units.

4:00am ET: The SNES Classic was available on for about 30 minutes as standalone and 1 hour as bundles, right after 3am ET. ThinkGeek also sold out, but the site had severe issues during the sale.

3:00am ET: Some people have success ordering the SNES Classic for pickup through Target's shopping app. The Amazon Treasure Truck is rumored to deliver 500 SNES Classic units to select cities. Now the SNES Classic is also going on sale at west coast 24 locations.

1:30am ET: The inventory at 24 hour Walmart stores is limited at most places. Many lines are already exceeding inventory. Next big chance are stores that open at the regular hours. Best Buy and Target have reportedly more inventory, but it all depends on your location. So far no online store has started to sell the SNES Classic.

The first guy in line at the Nintendo store 10 days ahead of the SNES Classic release got his SNES Classic. The Nintendo store shared a photo of "CND" holding a SNES Classic on Twitter.

Asian video game exporter Play-Asia has started to take pre-orders for the US SNES Classic online, priced about double the list price. Not sure who the target customer is for that. Update 12:30am ET: It's sold out. Not sure who bought these SNES Classics at $169.99.

Walmart and Meijer have 24 hour stores that are selling the Super NES Classic right at midnight. The longest lines are right now at 24 hour Walmart stores. Here is an image of a line at a 24 hour Walmart. That store only has 18 units in stock according to a redditor. As reported, the inventory levels for Walmart stores vary a lot. You can check how many units your local Walmart and Target stores have.

Meijer stores have reportedly less than 20 SNES Classic units. Some stores have even less than 10. 24 Walmart locations are reported to have a few dozen SNES Classic in stock. To be one of the first to get a SNES Classic at midnight is requiring after all to stand in line for hours.

Looks like Amazon UK and other European Amazon stores have not released new SNES Classic inventory. There are reports that Amazon UK pre-orders of the SNES Classic have started to ship to US customers. It's 6 am CET and there is no online availability in the UK for the SNES Classic. Shoppers have to try their luck in stores. You can get notified with the Tracker app when the SNES Classic is available on Amazon UK.

The 150 people who got into the SNES Classic launch party at the Nintendo New York store also can purchase the NES Classic at midnight. Apparently, it was chaos at the line as people were cutting in according to this report on reddit. The poster says that Nintendo handled it poorly and even the police got involved.

Most lines are still very short or have not started yet at ToysRUs, Best Buy, Walmart and Target. The announcements by Nintendo to have shipped a huge number of SNES Classic to stores for launch has taken effect. Here are the best stores to get the SNES Classic on launch day.

So far Best Buy and ToysRUs said to not sell the SNES Classic online. To find out when the SNES Classic is in stock online, download 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". The Tracker in stock alerts are now also available on Twitter. Follow @TheTrackerApp to not miss a hot item in stock online.

Starting September 29, the SNES Classic will eventually be available at the following online stores:





Best Buy (only in stores)


ToysRUs (only in stores)


B&H Photo

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

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

Updated: 2018-07-23 08:46:17am

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