If it was already hard for you to get an SNES Classic Mini, Amazon has made it even harder. Nintendo has already announced that a limited number of these consoles will be manufactured but its demand I skyrocketing. As a result, Amazon is cancelling some of the pre-orders. We have got all the details that you need to know if you had pre-ordered one from Amazon.
A number of buyers have reported online that they have received an email from Amazon informing that they can only buy one console each. So, if they have multiple SNES Classic Mini consoles in their orders, the number will automatically be reduced to one. This is being done in order to handle the massive demand for the console and its limited supply. This is undoubtedly a good move for the people who haven’t secured any pre-orders yet.
The only people who had ordered more than one console will be getting the details and the rest of the people should remain unaffected. Moreover, the buyers who had pre-ordered from Amazon UK are getting the said emails, so it seems that the cancellation process is limited to the UK itself, at least for now. We can expect such incidents in other major markets as well as we get closer to the console’s launch.
SNES Classic Mini is Nintendo’s attempt to bring back the retro gaming era with 21 built-in 16-bit classic games. It was announced back in June and the company set its price at $80, which is a bit higher than its predecessor but still a great deal. With the pre-orders for the console already open, the SNES Classic Mini will start shipping on September 29, 2017.
The $60 NES Classic Edition from 2016 was a massive hit for Nintendo. It also had limited supply and was discontinued earlier this year. Nintendo did mention during the launch of SNES Classic Mini that it will ship many more NES consoles this year than its predecessors, without giving any specific number.
Nintendo Switch is probably the biggest hit this year in the console market but it was also marred with limited stocks and higher-than-expected demand. The SNES is also expected to follow the footsteps of the Switch and gather a huge fan following. But its pre-orders in the US have reportedly been hit by delays because of its approval from FCC.
For those who are not aware, here is the full list of games available with the SNES Classic Mini.