One of the biggest news stories last week was that Walmart had become the first retailer to make the SNES Classic available for pre-order in the US. Now, it appears that the company may have been a bit premature in putting them on sale.
Some people who managed to pre-order the console are reporting that Walmart has canceled their purchase. It’s not happening to everyone; at least two GameSpot employees haven’t had theirs canceled yet. But there are enough reports of it that it seems to be a trend. After a couple of days of confusion among purchasers, Walmart today gave an official reason for the cancellations via its Twitter account: the console was put on sale sooner than intended.
We are so sorry! The SNES Classics were released to soon. -Ash
— Walmart Help (@walmarthelp) July 24, 2017
This reason lines up with screenshots floating around that show people’s online chats with Walmart employees. These employees have stated that the company experienced a system glitch, resulting in the SNES Classic being made available too soon.
SNES Classic pre-orders will be available again; a Target representative told Polygon that it will have them available “at a later date.” There’s no word yet from Nintendo or other retailers when, exactly, that date will be.
The SNES Classic costs $ 80 and features 21 of the Super Nintendo’s best games. One of those games is Star Fox 2, a title that was never officially released. You can see all of the SNES Classic games here.
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