When Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition, it might have seemed like a rather novel thing for the company to do, and given the limited nature of the games and the fact that you couldn’t add more, it didn’t seem like it would be a particularly popular product, but boy were we wrong. It was so popular to the point that even Nintendo couldn’t produce enough units to meet demand.

In fact even when Nintendo officially discontinued the console, it will still impossible to get your hands on one unless you were willing to pay exorbitant prices for them. That being said, this is why when the SNES Classic Edition was announced, many were eager to place their pre-orders quickly, and Nintendo has just confirmed that pre-orders for the console will be kicking off this month.

Nintendo’s post on Facebook reads, “We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month. A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year.”

This is excellent news for those in North America, especially for those who tried to pre-order the console via Walmart only to have their orders cancelled. Apparently it was due to a technical glitch that caused the console to have opened its pre-orders earlier than the actual date.

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