The SNES Classic Edition, a mini console of one of the most successful systems of all time, is now available to pre-order in the United States for $79.99.
SNES Classic Edition is now available!
Nintendo’s follow up to its incredibly successful NES Classic Edition, European ore-order for the SNES Classic Edition began several months ago, but ran out incredibly quickly. Most retailers did increase their stock weeks later, but the emulator proved to be even more popular than its predecessor – the hottest Christmas present last year.
Though pre-orders are available now, it’s likely that most retailers will be sold out. Many have been complaining on Twitter that the consoles were put on sale much earlier than expected, 3 a.m in some cases, giving Nintendo fans little to no hope of purchasing one. Even when the retailers put began taking pre-orders at a normal time of the day, people were finding it more than difficult to get their hands on one. It’s important to note that, while many American stores did put them up at awkward times, it’s Nintendo’s decision to release so few consoles that’s caused the main issue.
So what exactly would you be missing out on if you didn’t manage to pre-order a much sought after SNES Classic Edition? Well, it features 20 classic SNES games that you more than likely have played before such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Mario World, but others that may have passed you by: Earthbound and Secret of Mana two of the better inclusions. Nintendo has also included an extra game, though: the never before released Star Fox 2. This list of 21 is lower than the 30 games that came packed in to the NES Classic Edition, but the inclusion of an extra controller means you’ll be playing Super Mario Kart how it was made to be played.
If it sounds like something you’d love to get your hands on, we wish you all the best.
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