Super NES Classic Edition Pre-Orders Coming Later This Month

When Nintendo announced the Super NES Classic Edition – many fans immediately thought there would be legions of scalpers grabbing the ten or so units made worldwide the moment pre-orders went up. Wal-Mart prematurely launched pre-orders, only to later cancel everything.

Now, Nintendo has finally confirmed pre-orders for the re-release of the classic home console will be coming sometime later this month.

“We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month,” the company said.

“A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year.” It’s worth noting the console will cost $79.99 when it launches.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the hardware, via Nintendo:

The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

The Super NES Classic Edition will launch on September 29th launch in North America and Europe.

Brandon Orselli


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  • Captain Vidya

    Aaaaaaaaand the pre-orders are already sold out.

  • CrusaderEsper


  • Mr0303

    It will be a bloodbath.

  • Mechonis

    I’ll never get one so I don’t care

  • Matz

    Why don’t the give a date? Not that it matters since I wont be getting this thing not because I don’t want to (I actually want one of these) but because Nintendo and their artificial scarcity

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Good news for the 12 people who can actually get one.

  • NukeA6

    Imagine if Nintendo actually satisfied the demand and they don’t sell out. I think we would be a step closer to Half-Life 3 getting announced.

  • CatCouch

    I’d love to get one if I could. I know I won’t so I probably won’t try. Good Job on that consumer confidence, Nintendo!

  • Feniks

    Ha it’s 1990 all over again.

  • RichardGristle

    “coming sometime later this month”

    Very helpful, Nintendo.

  • goodbyejojo

    my local gamestore had ONE freaking ONE NES mini

  • Guest

    Can’t wait to buy the Wii U classic

  • Cy

    “Significant amount” huh? So, 10?

  • Darkrulershadowlord007

    The switch classic will be the best classic console.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I give it an hour before they’re all bought up….on second thought, this is Nintendo supplying the units; make it 10mins.

  • OzymandiasAeonis

    I wonder if they’d change the controller if they do a N64 Classic, these are geared towards nostalgia buys and generating clickbait rather than being a mainstream product so I’m guessing they won’t.

  • Zanard Bell

    $79.99 for that piece of garbage? Lol.

  • orbo

    They’d better announce an actual date for it.
    Scalpers are watching it like a pack of vultures because they know they can resell them to gullible idiots at 400% mark up and so wont affect them whether or not a specific date is announced.
    I have a job and shit to do, I’m not gonna sit here f5’ing amazons store page for the snes classic for the next month like they are.

  • OzymandiasAeonis

    As sad as it is I’m sure that is exactly what they want, this is why the NES Classic was a limited run because they essentially want to create the McRib of gaming hardware that’s only interested in using unicorn marketing to maximize sales and speed of those sales rather than just produce for mainstream market demand.

  • NeoSkyte

    Knowing Nintendo and their history of handling amiibos, Wii U Gamecube controller adapters and the NES Classic Edition this will be hard to get a hold of. I learned my lesson and won’t bother with this unless Nintendo proves me wrong and they have enough stock to meet demand.

  • RichardGristle

    Those retarded N64 controllers would be more expensive to produce than the console itself – and twice the size.

  • RichardGristle

    Was that before or after the employees got to them?

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  • GmailIsDown

    You mean the 12 people who will actually get one hundred each.