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Good news for Nintendo fans who stayed up late on Monday.

Nintendo opened up pre-orders of its Super NES Classic Edition on, much to the delight of gamers.

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.

Nintendo said this month it would open pre-orders some time in August. It planned to offer pre-orders on Walmart, but that was canceled.

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.

Nintendo beat expectations for its quarterly earnings report last month thanks to higher-than-expected demand for its new Switch hybrid console.

Update: As CNET notes, many customers were frustrated with the pre-order process on Tuesday.

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