news\ Aug 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Pre-orders for the SNES Classic went up on Best Buy and Amazon last night, sold out in minutes

Want an SNES Classic? Don't go to sleep...apparently.

If there's one thing Nintendo is doing better than anyone else, it's keeping demand for its products high while maintaining a limited supply. While it's not the most PR-friendly approach, it's been proven to work on the general public since business was a thing in human society.

Much like its predecessor, the SNES Classic Edition is proving to be a hotly sought-after item, and as quickly as Best Buy and Amazon opened their pre-orders in the middle of the night last night (for whatever reason), the stock vanished in minutes.

Best Buy opened their pre-orders around 1:30 AM EST last night and Amazon did so around 5 AM EST. I'm not sure if Nintendo's got some data that indicates these times are the best for opening pre-orders, or if they thought it gave some sort of neutral ground for the largest number of consumers. But whatever it was, it's not leaving a whole lot of happy fans behind.


The SNES Classic comes with 21 games, including the unreleased Star Fox 2. It retails for $79.99 and comes with two Super Famicom controllers.

Here's a list of the games it comes with:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars

  • Donkey Kong Country

  • EarthBound 

  • Final Fantasy III 

  • F-ZERO

  • Kirby Super Star 

  • Kirby’s Dream Course

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  • Mega Man X 

  • Secret of Mana 

  • Star Fox 

  • Star Fox 2 

  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting 

  • Super Castlevania IV

  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts

  • Super Mario Kart

  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

  • Super Mario World

  • Super Metroid

  • Super Punch-Out!! 

  • Yoshi’s Island 

The SNES Classic releases on September 29th, 2017...assuming, of course, there are any left over in stores.

Source: [Kotaku]

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