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The Nintendo Switch is a kickass hybrid gaming console that has been a strong seller even since it launched early last year. The platform is bolstered by hot modern games like Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Zelda Breath of the Wild, but Nintendo hasn't exactly bent over backwards to deliver its popular classic games to the platform. For retro gaming, Nintendo will politely point you towards the SNES Classic Edition or the upcoming rerelease of the NES Classic Edition. However, thanks to some newly exploitable Switch hacks (courtesy of the NVIDIA Tegra SoC used in the console), one adventurous gamer has managed to port the SNES Classic Edition... Read more...
There was no doubt that the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition was going to be a big hit with gamers when it was released this past Friday. We saw preorders sell out in rapid fashion online, and it appears that brick and mortar locations across the United States also witnessed quick sellouts when the console went on sale. "Customer demand for the SNES Classic was just like we expected," said GameStop SVP of Merchandising Bob Puzon. "We sold out of our SNES Classic inventory within minutes in both our GameStop and ThinkGeek retail channels. "But customers shouldn’t worry. We’re getting more very soon. Once we do, our customers will be the first to know!” We haven't heard from other brick and mortar... Read more...
There are certainly lots of retro gamers out there who are interested in the SNES Classic Edition that launched this week. We've already outlined everywhere you can get an SNES Classic Edition, but they are almost certainly not in stock any where right about now. One of the greatest features of the little retro console is that it packs in 21 of the coolest retro games you can get your mitts on and one of those is a game that fans wanted for years, but never Nintendo launched - Star Fox 2. Star Fox 2 was developed to a complete game and then never launched. However, Nintendo saw fit to put the game into the SNES Classic Edition and we'd bet there are more than a few hopeful Star Fox fans... Read more...
Today marks Nintendo's launch of the highly anticipated SNES Classic Edition, which interestingly has the same hardware inside as the NES Classic Edition that came before it. This scaled down console brings 21 retro video games that many gamers grew up on and crams them into one package with no need to sling cartridges like back in the day. Nintendo has promised higher production levels of the SNES classic than the previous retro NES offering that was so hard to find. More production doesn't necessarily mean that the new console will be easy to find. We are going to run down all the places you can get one (or at least try to get one) today. Note that just about every electronics retailer out... Read more...
We're just a few days away from the big launch of the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition. As we have reported on several occasions, the SNES Classic Edition is a miniaturized version of the original SNES that comes preloaded with 21 games and is capable of connecting to modern televisions. In addition, it comes with two controllers (with a 5-foot-long cable) so that you can get your two-player action on with some of the best games that were available for the console during its lifecycle. With the official launch date set for Friday, September 29th, many gamers who preordered the SNES Classic Edition are wondering what to expect when they unbox their console. Well, the first reviews for the console... Read more...
Nintendo sparked retro gaming mania last year when it introduced the NES Classic Edition console. The announcement came out of nowhere, and gave fans of Nintendo's first home gaming system a chance to relieve their childhood (or early adulthood). Packed with 30 games and a bargain $60 price tag, the NES Classic Edition was an immediate hit. Now it’s time for its successor: the SNES Classic Edition. So, What Is It? Nintendo is following up on that initial success with the SNES Classic Edition, which will officially be available on September 29th -- this Friday. Like the NES Classic Edition that came before it, the SNES Classic Edition looks like a miniaturized version of the original (which debuted... Read more...
Well, this is definitely a suspiring turn of events. Nintendo just announced this morning that it will be bringing back the wildly popular NES Classic Edition console; however, retro gamers will have to wait until the 2018 to see them return to store shelves. Although Nintendo didn't get into specifics, it stated that brand new shipments of the NES Classic Edition will arrive during the summer of next year. "More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future," said Nintendo in a statement. This is a stunning reversal from earlier this year, when Nintendo abruptly ended production of the console, which retailed for $59.99, and is still selling... Read more...
While there are still some questions marks regarding the availability of the Nintendo Switch during the hectic holiday shopping season, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime is giving some hope to those looking to score an SNES Classic. In a recent interview, Fils-Aime says that he would caution those looking to scoop up the retro console against relying on scalpers to get their fix. “I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites... You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99.” He went on to add that production of the SNES Classic has been “dramatically increased” compared to the NES Classic, which was in short supply during its entire production... Read more...
In case you haven’t yet realized, Nintendo SNES Classic pre-orders are well under way. However, retailers have been opting for rather sneaky methods to trickle projected inventory into the hands of customers, instead of past (and well proven) methods. Take Walmart, for example. After throwing a wet blanket on eager retro gamers last month when it said that its SNES Classic pre-orders went live as a result of a website glitch, the company on Friday once again opened up sales to the public. However, Walmart decided to use a rather curious name for the product listing to confuse bots that would automatically raid available pre-order slots for resale purposes. In Walmart’s case, this separate listing... Read more...
  Those looking to score a Nintendo SNES Classic haven’t exactly had good luck since when the console was announced two months ago. Walmart was the first retailer to open preorder sales for the console, but it ended up canceling all of those orders, citing a website glitch. Best Buy preorders went up in the wee hours of the morning earlier this week, but were sold out in mere minutes. Those looking to preorder the SNES Classic from Toys R Us are going to have to look elsewhere according to a tweet from the retailer. The company confirmed this week that it will not be taking online preorders for the console, and that the only way to get one will be to get your butt down to an actual brick... Read more...
Nintendo hardly needs to hype its miniature game consoles—it never did end up producing enough NES Classic Edition systems to meet demand, and it looks like history will repeat itself with the Super NES Classic. Nevertheless, Nintendo released a pair of videos highlighting some of the features of the upcoming mini game system, including the chance to play the never-before-released Starfox 2. Demand for these things is largely driven by nostalgia. Many gamers who fall into the thirty-something category grew up alongside Nintendo's game systems, starting with the NES and followed by the Super NES, Nintendo 64, and on down the line. Be that as it may, even if you owned a Super NES way back in the... Read more...
We are all suckers for nostalgia, it seems, especially when it comes to old school gaming. Our collective desire to relive games of yesteryear was on full display when Nintendo released and quickly sold out of its miniature NES Classic Edition console, and now again with the Super NES Classic Edition, another mini-sized game system that flew off virtual store shelves just as quickly as it was stocked (again). Congratulations to the late night owls who scored a Super NES Classic from Best Buy before the retailer emptied its inventory. Best Buy lifted the curtain on the highly anticipated console at around 1:00 AM Eastern on its website, and by roughly 1:30 AM, online shoppers had snatched up every... Read more...
The lead-up to the September launch of the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition has been accompanied by excitement, nostalgia, and miscommunication. The drama came to a head last week when Walmart canceled all SNES Classic Edition pre-orders that were made by Nintendo fans due to an alleged website glitch. Thankfully, Nintendo is trying to calm the nerves of anxious gamers and has issued a statement regarding SNES Classic Edition pre-orders. Despite previous comments from Walmart support representatives, Nintendo says that pre-order will actually commence this month, although no exact date or time was given. “We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment... Read more...
  It’s official; if you managed to somehow be awake Friday night to get in on Walmart’s pre-order madness for the Nintendo SNES Classic, your celebratory dance is about to turn into misery. We initially thought that Walmart was randomly canceling pre-orders that went through, but the company just sent out a mass email saying that all orders are being canceled. Talk about a slap in the face. While some customers received “unofficial” confirmation of mass cancellations from various Walmart team members from online chat sessions over the past few days, this email represents the official corporate line from Walmart. In the email, the company says: Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the... Read more...
If you pre-ordered an SNES Classic game console from Walmart last week, your order may have been cancelled. There have been a lot of rumors flying around out there about why exactly the orders were cancelled. According to comments over at Nowinstock, multiple pre-order buyers are confirming their orders were cancelled. Reports indicate that the cancellations weren't because Walmart oversold their SNES Classic allotment. That is good news in a way, because it means those of you with cancelled orders still have a chance.The reason your order was cancelled wasn't due to a payment issue either. Orders were cancelled because the person in charge of the "Go" button over at Walmart pressed... Read more...
Nintendo is hyping up the impending release of its Super NES Classic Edition console, though this is the kind of thing that sells itself these days. Nostalgic gamers and scalpers looking to make a quick buck have already depleted Walmart of its initial inventory of pre-order units, and you can bet that other retailers will sell out of the console in the blink of an eye as well. Nevertheless, if you to give yourself a fighting shot, follow Target on Twitter (@AskTarget) to be one of the first to know when the retailer have stock available for pre-order. Target confirmed in a Twitter post that it too will accepting pre-orders for the Super NES Classic Edition console. The retailer did not say when,... Read more...
After plenty of teasers, Atari has finally lifted the veil on its upcoming Ataribox gaming console. Given the success that Nintendo found with the NES Classic, and the hype surrounding the upcoming SNES Classic, Atari is definitely introducing the Ataribox to a receptive audience. Like the NES Classic and SNES Classic, the Ataribox takes inspiration from its predecessors — in this case, the Atari 2600. But while the Nintendo consoles are largely exact [design] replicas of their respective counterparts (after being hit with a shrink ray, of course), the Ataribox melds retro touches with a modern flavor. For example, you will be able to order an Ataribox with a wooden front panel, and the ribbed... Read more...
Part of the reason why new game consoles are in short supply is because scalpers gobble up as much inventory as they can afford and then jack up the price on second-hand markets (eBay, Craigslist, and so forth). Well, Amazon has decided not to be a part this practice, at least in regard to Nintendo's upcoming SNES Classic. The online retailer is refusing to honor bulk orders and reducing such requests down to a single system. "We're writing about your Amazon.co.uk order [number redacted], which includes more than one Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Unfortunately, there's been a change to the availability of this item on Amazon.co.uk. As a result, there is now only... Read more...
If the thought of an SNES Classic has you salivating in anticipation of retro gaming goodness, we have some good news for you. Nintendo appears to have learned from its mistakes with the limited production of the NES Classic, and will instead make available “significantly more” quantities of the SNES Classic later this year. The Japanese gaming giant says that it won’t provide specifics on production numbers, but the console should be much easier to obtain once it launches on September 29th. On the other hand, there is still a possibility that everyone that wants to get an SNES Classic might not have the chance. Nintendo is only committed to shipping the console “from Sept. 29 until the end of... Read more...
  OK, we’ve already forgotten about the NES Classic, because Nintendo today announced that it will launch a follow-up console: the Super Nintendo (SNES) Classic. Like the NES Classic, which launched with much fanfare late last year (and was continually out of stock at retail stores), the SNES Classic looks like a miniaturized version of its “retro” predecessor. The NES Classic will of course ship with a number of classic games which ensures that it will be another sell-out product for Nintendo. There are only 21 games included (compared to 30 for the NES Classic), but you’ll find such gems as Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting.Super... Read more...
Nintendo disappointed a lot of nostalgic gamers when it decided to abruptly end production of its NES Classic Edition console, especially after it failed to produce enough units to meet the holiday demand despite Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime promising otherwise. Well, the bad news is that Nintendo is resuming production. But the good news? It seems Nintendo is producing an SNES Classic. Managers at several GameStop locations say the unreleased console is very real, and also a marketing ploy by Nintendo. We have heard rumors about this before. Nothing is yet official, but Jonathan Holmes over at Destructoid did speak with several GameStop managers who spoke off-the-record about... Read more...