Nintendo’s NES Classic was full of drama when the company announced the end of production. Therefore, there was no surprise when the same intense atmosphere applied for the new SNES Classic as well. This vintage system is stuck to a lot of fans’ mind. The company notified the public that the Super Nintendo Classic would appear on shelves on September 29 for $80. Despite this announcement, thousands of consumers were trying to go through an overnight preorder option.
Several Snes Classic Preorders Were Cancelled on Saturday
There are a few more months left until the vintage platform appears on the market. However, on Friday night Walmart seemed to accept preorders for such a coveted product in the gaming industry. Therefore, users jammed the website trying to secure a product for themselves. On the other hand, this window of opportunity was opened for just several hours to the disappointment of those asleep or at work.
This event soon took viral proportions. Reddit hosted an entire thread for all those fans who missed this opportunity. Therefore, they comforted themselves by sharing with others the story that kept them away from their computer and their chance to become the early owners of a retro console.
However, on Saturday night, many lucky buyers turned out to be not so lucky after all. That’s because they started receiving messages from Walmart stating that their preorder would not go through anymore. The general pretext regarded incorrect payment details as well as other vague issues.
It Remains Unclear If the Overnight Preorder Opportunity Stands True or Not
Nonetheless, with the power of social media, those who were lured in by the idea of a preorder started to understand one thing. A print screen of a conversation between a client and a Walmart customer care agent suggested that the whole SNES Classic preorder fuss was just an accident. Therefore, everyone who managed to seize this opportunity would eventually have their payments canceled. At the same time, there surfaced other such conversations yet with different answers.
The new retro model is going to feature a more exciting lineup of games than its predecessor. On top of that, Nintendo reassured its fans that there would be more available consoles this time to accommodate the high demand. However, it is still unclear what generated exactly the preorder mess.
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