Get ready to pre-order the SNES Classic Mini.
The Super NES Classic Mini has officially been slated for a September 29 release, but the real question remains – when can we place an order!
Although SNES inventory will be in greater supply than with the NES, let’s be realistic. The Super NES Classic includes a pre-installed collection of 21 legendary games, including the never-been-released Star Fox 2, as well as a second controller for a reasonable $79.99. Furthermore, Nintendo has only guaranteed shipping through 2017, so it’s quite possible that if you don’t get a copy by December, you won’t get one at all (at least at list price). If you intend to skip preordering and wait until launch to secure a copy, you’re setting yourself up for a tenacious experience.
Keep in mind that you are not charged at all until the item ships, and you can cancel at any time with no penalty.
Preorders will likely happen very soon
Technically, preorders have already launched, just not in the United States. In the United Kingdom, two of the largest gaming retailers – Games.co.uk and Amazon.co.uk – offered up a limited run of preorders on June 26. Unfortunately, preorders sold out within the same day. Note that the UK version of the SNES looks different from the US version.
It’s safe to assume that preorders will happen, and soon. Get ahead of the crowd and prepare yourself beforehand. Here are my tips for setting yourself up for the greatest chance of success.
Some vendors already have landing pages up
Bookmark these pages and check back regularly. It would also be a good idea to set up store accounts if you haven’t already.
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Follow us at @IGNDeals. This is a good way to catch fast moving items in general, such as the Nintendo Switch, rare collector’s editions of video games, hot sales, and more.
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