Nintendo is following up the success of the NES Classic Edition with the upcoming release of the Super NES Classic Edition. After facing supply issues with the NES Classic, Nintendo has promised to have a much larger supply of the Super NES Classic, but that hasn’t stopped consumers from stuffing the preorders as soon as they have become available at Walmart. Unfortunately for those who felt lucky to get a preorder in, Walmart is canceling all preorders,
Citing a technical issue that made preorders available for the Super NES Classic, Walmart has informed customers those preorders will not be validated and all orders have been wiped from the system.
Official response from Walmart on SNES Classic preorders, they’re cancelling them pic.twitter.com/hvlAX9VSS7
— Wario64 (@Wario64) July 26, 2017
That email for the cancellation of Super NES classic really hurt from Walmart
— Lance (@atlreality) July 26, 2017
— Pia (@PiaPol) July 26, 2017
I think I'm going to wait at Walmart for the super nes classic just to punch a scalper in the face…such bs.
— GD (@brownsfandean) June 26, 2017
It is unknown when preorders for the Super NES Classic will officially be made available, but rest assured they will fill up quickly regardless of Nintendo’s commitment to having more units available.
Nintendo sold out a supply of just 2.3 million NES Classic Editions following its release last November. The throwback system was officially discontinued by Nintendo in April, with all gears shifting to make the Super NES Classic a priority for nostalgia marketing purposes. The Super NES Classic is scheduled to be released in stores on September 29, so pre-orders are likely to become an option soon.
Walmart has a history of having to cancel preorders due to what has been referred to as a technical glitch. I know this from personal experience when a few years ago I tried to take advantage of a $100 treadmill offer from Walmart’s website. As those orders were coming into the Walmart servers, somebody at Walmart noticed there was an offer that should not have been available.
I still do not have a treadmill. Or an NES Classic.