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Nintendo fans are already preparing to battle for an SNES Classic

Fans are not over the NES Classic availability crisis of 2016.


Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Published Jun 26, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 1:48 am CDT

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.

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.


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.

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!

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2017, 2:05 pm CDT