Today Nintendo announced the September release of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which is basically the successor of the NES Classic Edition that the console manufacturer from Kyoto release in November and is currently discontinued.
Of course, we expect the stock of the new console to evaporate quite quickly, possibly quicker than its predecessor, considering the place the SNES occupies in the hearts of many gamers.
In this ongoing article, you’ll be able to find pre-order links for major markets, as soon as they go up, and hopefully it’ll help you find your own unit. While the console won’t be available everywhere, at least you’ll know which pages you’ll have to spam F5 on.
Alternatively, the next-best thing to manually refreshing every link (and save you the mental anguish) is to create a NowInStock account, setting up mobile/email/on-screen notifications, and tracking pre-order links that way.
For those out of the loop, NowInStock is an inventory management system that tracks every online retailer and can alert you when the stock is available. Best part? It refreshes automatically every 30 seconds without having to jam your F5 key.
After creating your account, do the following to keep track of SNES Classic Edition online stock:
- Go to your Home screen. Here you will get a glimpse of everything you are currently following in a snapshot. Being brand new to the platform, SNES Classic Edition shouldn’t yet be on your list.
- Select “Add Items [+]” from the Account Menu. Here is the meat of the matter — you want to make sure that you have all the places to buy the SNES Class Edition selected. Oh, and any other game you may be waiting for.
- In the drop-down menu, select “Video Games -> Consoles -> SNES Classic Edition.” While the pickings are slim right now, it will eventually be updated with Amazon, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, WalMart and more.
- Choose the Country, Delivery Method, Status and Store you want to order from. Now that you have the item selected, check what retailers have their pre-orders up and in what countries. make sure that you have the Green (restock) and Blue (pre-order) arrow checked. You will want to find out what delivery system you like best:
- Text Alerts — a text to your registered phone saying when the console is available.
- On-Screen Notifications — an on-screen alarm for your computer when the console is available.
- Email Notifications — an email to your registered address saying when the console is available.
- If you selected “On-Screen Notifications,” select “Browser Alerts” in the Account Menu. From here you want to make sure that you have In-Stock Alarms and Alerts set to On. Alarms make a blaring sound when the item comes in stock, the Alerts will put an on-screen pop up. Blast your volume and keep this page on in the background and let it auto-refresh every 30 seconds.
The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System will come with 21 pre-installed games, including gems like Final Fantasy III, Secret of Mana, Super Metroid, Super Mario World and many more. On top of the classic games, it will also include Star Fox 2, that was never officially released.
The price is a rather affordable $79.99, which means that the mini-console will probably sell like hotcakes on a Sunday exactly like its predecessor did. We can only hope that Nintendo will be able to provide better supply this time around.
The SNES Classic Edition will officially release on September 29, 2017.