After months of waiting, Nintendo has officially confirmed that pre-orders for the highly anticipated SNES Classic Edition console will begin later this month.
In a post made to the official Nintendo Facebook account, it is also confirmed that a “significant” amount of consoles will be made available to retailers as early as launch day, with continued support throughout the year. However, it is yet to be known if shipments will continue on into 2018, or if stock will be held exclusively to this year as previously believed.
In addition, Nintendo confirms that pre-orders will be available through “various retailers” by the end of the month. While no word has come from Amazon, Best Buy, or GameStop, representatives at Target have recently confirmed that pre-orders will be available at “a later date.” Two weeks ago, pre-orders for the system preemptively became available through Walmart.com, but have seemingly been getting canceled citing a “website error” as the reason for the early listing. However, Walmart has also stated that official pre-orders would be available soon as well.
The SNES Classic Edition console from Nintendo is set to release on September 29 for the suggested retail price of $79.99. The system will contain a collection of 21 classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System games, as well as the never-before-released StarFox 2. The console also comes packaged with two wired controllers for multiplayer capabilities.