SNES Classic: When, where to buy one this Friday

It’s official: Nintendo‘s miniature SNES Classic Edition is practically perfect. For just $80, this official remake of the 1991 Super Nintendo Entertainment System lets you play 21 of the very best SNES games — heck, some of the best games ever made — on a modern HDTV. It goes on sale this Friday, Sept. 29.

Actually finding one? That’s a different story. Last year’s NES Classic proved nearly impossible to buy, and last month’s preorders for the new SNES Classic were an utter shitshow.

I’m here to help. I’ve been emailing every major retailer that’ll carry the SNES Classic in the US, and I’ve got a few tricks for finding hard-to-find gadgets too. Here’s everything I know about when — and where — to be ready.

1. Know your stores

I’ve personally confirmed that every one of these retailers will offer the SNES Classic Edition on Friday to walk-in customers at brick-and-mortar stores. None of them plan to open their doors early — except the Nintendo World Store.  

  • WalmartEvery single Walmart will have units “while supplies last” — and many Walmarts are open 24 hours a day. Those stores will begin sales at 12:01 a.m. local time (a minute after midnight), ahead of practically every other store. Other stores open as early as 5 or 6 a.m.
  • Best BuyEvery single Best Buy will have “limited quantities,” and stores will start handing out tickets at 7 a.m. local time, first-come first-served, to anyone who’s already in line. Best Buy stores generally open at 10 a.m., so you may have an extra three-hour wait, but you (probably) won’t walk away disappointed if you’ve already secured a ticket. Best Buy says it won’t print more tickets than units it can sell.
  • GameStop: Every single GameStop will have “a limited and varied number of units,” according to a rep, but you won’t go in totally blind. Stores will be publicly posting the number of SNES Classics…

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