SNES Classic is adorable but may not have the games you want

Bill Rogers
October 1, 2017

As expected, the launch of Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition is big, with reports coming in that it has sold out instantly. everywhere.

This may sound familiar: Nintendo did a similar re-release of their original home gaming console, the Nintendo Entertainment System, with the NES Classic.

The European version looks like the EU SNES released in the 90s, while the U.S. and Japanese versions also ape their regional variants. Reddit user SpongeFreak52 has managed to share the good news early, however, as they received their SNES Classic early due to Best Buy apparently messing up on shipping. The SNES Classic looks pretty much like an SNES, except that it is adorably small.

The SNES Classic caps off a strong year for Nintendo. Those lucky enough to get a copy will be able to enjoy vintage Nintendo games from the 1990's again or for the first time with friends and family. Presales began August 22 and quickly sold out within minutes at Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy and GameStop.

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SpongeFreak52 is right in that the SNES Classic is nearly identical in its hardware, while unlocking the limitation of 8-bit games in favour of 16-bit.

In a statement, Doug Bowser, spokesman for Nintendo of America, said: "Super NES Classic Edition is flawless for any Nintendo fan, retro gamer or anyone who just wants to play some really fun video games".

A report on Polygon read, "Today's pattern seems clear: While the online pre-order meltdown was stressful, frustrating and seemed nearly actively hostile, the retail experience was anything but". While it's not possible to add or remove games from the system, with such a well-rounded variety of games, you shouldn't have to. Not only does it compile some of the greatest games of all-time, but it also has the previously-unreleased Star Fox 2. "I want to see if I can beat Super Mario World like I used to".

Bob Puzon, GameStop's VP of Merchandising, has already released a statement about the success of the SNES Classic launch and the possibility of finding one on shelves in the near future...

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