SNES Classic Edition Sold Out at GameStop Within Minutes; More Supply Coming “Very Soon”

GameStop and ThinkGeek announced that they went all out of SNES Classic Mini stock within minutes, but more units are coming.

on September 29, 2017 10:58 PM

The mini-retro-console craze is still ongoing after the release of the SNES Classic Edition. GameStop sent in a press release announcing that the initial allocation of the machine at the retailer’s stores and warehouses, and at ThinkGeek evaporated within minutes.

Luckily for those that didn’t make it in time to grab a unit, we get the promise that more supply is coming “very soon” directly from the ever-enthusiastic GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising Bob Puzon.

“Nintendo has done it again! Customer demand for the SNES Classic was just like we expected. We sold out of our SNES Classic inventory within minutes in both our GameStop and ThinkGeek retail channels.

But customers shouldn’t worry. We’re getting more very soon. Once we do, our customers will be the first to know!”

The SNES Classic Edition comes with 21 pre-installed games including the never-before released Star Fox 2Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Metroid, Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Final Fantasy VI, Secret of Mana, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and More.

The North American version and the European version actually look different, reproducing their original shells, with the one sold in the Old Continent similar to the Japanese version, which will retail on October 5th, and will probably evaporate just as quickly.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.