SNES Classic pre-orders drop at 1 am, leaves many empty handed

Allan Goodman
August 23, 2017

It doesn't look as if Nintendo is keeping their word about having a lot more SNES Classics than NES Classics. It was something everybody wanted.

And fear not - the SNES Classic Edition's controllers will have a longer cord length than those of the NES Classic.

Nintendo says that they will be producing more of the SNES Classic than the NES Classic, but the pre-order situation is a bit disheartening. We still have a little over a month till it's out, so for now, we'll enjoy the new features trailer Nintendo just dropped. "We know this is incredibly disappointing to those customers and we apologize for the mistake", the retailer said in a statement. It will come with 21 games already installed, including games such as "Super Mario World", "Super Mario Kart", and "Super Metroid". The suspend/save points will be making a return, which is awesome.

Nintendo announced today that the SNES Classic has another intriguing feature.

The options from the main menu allow you to choose from three different display options. Most importantly, StarFox 2 will finally be playable.

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Stay tuned to IGN's SNES Classic preorder guide for all of the links you need to get your hands on one of the systems.

Interest in the SNES Classic edition has been intense among the retro gaming crowd since past year when its predecessor, the NES Classic, flew off store shelves during the holiday season.

SNES Classic Edition pre-orders didn't last almost that long, which does not bode well.

Retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon put up their pre-order pages around 1 a.m. EST and within half an hour, the device was sold out.

As seen on YouTube, the Super Famicom Mini will likely operate the same as the SNES Classic, although it won't have the same physical aesthetic or the same games.

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