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 2, Street 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.