As Nintendo is running down the clock to less than two months until their SNES Classic is set to arrive in stores, it seems that there is still no word as to when North America can pre-order the console. After the huge embarrassment that befell Walmart over a week ago, people are starting to get a bit antsy. It seems that Nintendo has given us a window and a vaguer form of the word “significant”.
“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,” the company posted on Facebook today.
Keep in mind that the console itself goes on sale September 29th, so it seems that either Nintendo only made so many that we will again see a shortage after launch or they made so many that not everyone will have to order one.
Nintendo is also pledging that “a significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year.”
To be honest, that does not significantly promote confidence. If you made 100 units and made 50 more than previously released, that would be considered a significant amount. Does this mean that Nintendo learned from their error with the NES Classic? Not likely.
The stage is set for people to be disappointed on pre-order and subsequent days after. They noted that they will be offered additional consoles throughout the rest of the calendar year but it would be safe to assume that if you do not live at your computer, you most likely will miss out on this one too.