This Friday, September 29 the Super Nintendo Classic comes out! The system features 20 classic SNES games that come pre-packaged in the system, including Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, F-Zero, Star Fox, Street Fighter II and more!
The SNES Classic will most definitely be a hot item this year, and Nintendo is hoping to satisfy more of the customer demand than they did with the NES Classic last year. Here are the places you can find SNES Classics on Friday, but remember to get out there early because people will most definitely be lining up and they will go FAST!
Retailers like Best Buy, EB Games, and Walmart MAY have limited quantities of the SNES Classic available for purchase online on Friday but pre-orders sold out months ago. Your best bet is to to go an actual brick and mortar store. UPDATE: EB Games has announced they will have 500 units to sell online at 12am EST this Friday!
BRICK AND MORTAR STORES
Yes, you may have to venture out to a real store to get the SNES Classic! No stores are doing midnight openings as far as I can tell, but these are the best retailers to check out on Friday:
EB GAMES – EB has confirmed that EVERY store in Canada will have limited quantities of SNES Classics to sell to walk in customers. The store’s flagship location at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto will have 500 walk in units, but they will definitely go fast.
BEST BUY – The retail giant is sold out of SNES Classics online, but they will probably be your 2nd best bet to find one this Friday. Just like EB Games, be prepared to wait in line.
WALMART – It’s unclear whether Walmart will have SNES Classics for sale on Friday, but it’s worth a shot!
TOYS R US – No word on how much stock this toy retailer will have on hand, but it’s as good a bet as Walmart. Definitely worth checking out!
This is your LAST resort, but if you can’t find an SNES Classic this weekend, head over to EBAY! The systems are already selling for $200-$300 and haven’t even come out yet!
The bottom line: the early birds gets the SNES Classic, happy hunting!