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Nintendo fans were beyond excited last summer when Nintendo announced the release of the NES Classic edition—a feeling that soon turned to frustration when it came time to buy. Many fans were seriously burned when they either weren’t able to find the console for sale at all or had to pay out serious cash to people who hoarded them for resale.
With the announcement of the SNES Classic due for release Sept. 29, fans are already declaring red alert and heading to their battle stations.
with the SNES classic rolling out, just a reminder that you won't be able to get it because of people like this pic.twitter.com/oYrm3NXMOj— Okiwont (@Okiwont) June 26, 2017
Gamers recall too well the problems that came with the NES Classic distribution, and they’re already on Twitter begging Nintendo to make the supply meet the demand.
"If you press this button, you will receive an SNES Classic but someone you'll never meet will die."— N8 (@NateWolfson) June 26, 2017
Oh my god literally every SNES Classic game is really good. And Star Fox 2???— Joshua Wittenkeller (@TheJWittz) June 26, 2017
Please produce more than 5 of these, Nintendo. pic.twitter.com/Rw5nRZ0XD2
While some fans seemed to stay positive about their SNES Classic prospects—especially the console’s stellar game line-up—others were clearly still salty about their NES Classic struggles.
If you don't own a SNES I highly recommend the SNES Classic. Games on the list are fantastic and a lot of them are very pricey individually.— Will (@SwooshBear742) June 26, 2017
The internet loves Super NES Classic, the new way to play SNES games!— The ҶBONF (@TheXbone) June 26, 2017
*5 seconds later*
We regret to inform you the SNES Classic is sold out
Oh, you got a SNES Classic? Would be a shame if something happened in the parking lot-- pic.twitter.com/iAJNRHZ0MD— Kizz @ Sabbatical (@Kizzercrate) June 26, 2017
Me through the apartment after reading the SNES classic is official pic.twitter.com/Ul4auUpdF4— Dustin DeBerry (@dkdeberry) June 26, 2017
While gamers have lots of opinions about the SNES Classic rollout, nobody seems to think the mini console will be anything but amazing. You can’t preorder yet, but keep an eye on your favorite internet marketplaces. The most successful NES Classic purchases were via preorder (though preorders sold out in minutes). Good luck!
Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.