Good news for Nintendo fans who stayed up late on Monday.
— GameSpot (@gamespot) August 22, 2017
I can’t believe I was able to preorder a #SNESClassic
Shout out to checking r/nintendo right before bed
— Kevin Phillips (@K13Pizzle) August 22, 2017
I never had a Super Nintendo when I was young, buuuuttttt I just pre-ordered my #SNESClassic from Best Buy
— Tyler H. (@tylerhooke) August 22, 2017
The SNES Classic, a mini version of Nintendo’s epic console that debuted in 1990, appeared to sell out within 20 minutes, though I could still order one at about 10:45 p.m. PT. Update: It was unavailable a few minutes later.
The Classic Edition costs $80 and comes with 21 games, including Star Fox 2, a previously unreleased title. It hits store shelves Sept. 29. The device was also posted on Amazon and Walmart, but wasn’t available to purchase.
— Dan (@ShihTzuOnYou2) August 22, 2017
— ideateGaming (@ideateGaming) August 22, 2017
This past November, Nintendo released a NES Classic Edition, but stopped production in April. Amazon sold the elusive console as part of a Treasure Truck promotion last month when the Truck expanded to more states.
Update: As CNET notes, many customers were frustrated with the pre-order process on Tuesday.