The long wait will soon be over. According to reports, Nintendo recently announced that official preorders for the SNES Classic would come later this month. This follows previous preorder listings that showed up at certain retailers, such as Amazon and GAME UK.
SNES Classic Preorders: What Nintendo Has to Say
Nintendo writes that it can most definitely confirm that the system “will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month.” As to how many retailers or the amount of units to be made available upon its launch remains unknown. Nintendo adds, “A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year.”
The company’s announcement comes as definite good news for anticipating fans. However, Nintendo failed to specify which retailers in particular would be open for preorders. Furthermore, an exact date for the preorder window was not disclosed either.
Some reports claim that Walmart may participate in preorders for the upcoming system. This is due to the fact that it was suddenly prompted to cancel all of its pre-orders for the console. Allegedly, Walmart made the console available for preorder back in July. However, this was later reported to be a technical error.
The SNES Classic was first announced in June. At the time, Nintendo informed fans that it would see a higher supply of the system as compared to its predecessor, the NES Classic. This was due to a lack of NES Classic units at the time of its release. Reportedly, the NES Classic often sold out. Thus, many fans were left without the coveted system in their hands.
What is the SNES Classic?
The SNES, otherwise known as the Super NES or the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, is the successor to the NES Classic Edition. It is a video game microconsole which contains 21 Super Nintendo Entertainment System games already pre-installed. These titles include the likes of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Star Fox, Super Mario Kart, and Super Metroid.
Seeing as the system is tailored after the original Nintendo Entertainment System, the games will come in a retro 16-bit fashion. As per reports, it will be made available late in September of this year. As opposed to the NES Classic, the Classic SNES this time around will feature a longer cord length. This will ultimately provide a better gaming experience for players upon its release.