Best Buy to release new classic console Friday morning

Toys “R” Us says they will have a limited number of consoles.


Resellers already charge around $200 on the Amazon marketplace for the SNES Classic.

Today will see the release of the Super NES Classic Edition, aka, the SNES Mini.

For those who missed out on the original NES Classic, there’s more good news. All you have to do to unlock it is complete the first level of Star Fox, and then an entirely new game is opened up to you. “Except it’s super small”. You also get a HDMI cable and a power supply. Oh you mean like releasing a new version of the NES back in November 2016 and seeing it fly off store shelves at light speed?

If you were lucky enough to wait in line and grab a SNES Classic today, then you have landed this holiday’s most prestigious gift.

The SNES Classic is a plug-and-play console with 21 games pre-installed. “My guess is there were about 100 people in total.I think it was worth it”.

Carmine Granucci, who works at Boston University, had an easier time buying the system, and didn’t have to fend off a large crowd. At a Target on Marks and West Shaw in Northwest Fresno, they sold out of their 62 units by mid-morning. For now, the seller’s only sold a few, but I’d wager there’ll be more before long. “Any original instruction manuals included with this software are digital reproductions of the original printed manuals”, Nintendo writes at the end of each one. Now, the Japanese video game giant is again nodding to the past with the Super NES Classic Edition console.

Cutts said nostalgia drove him to arrive at Best Buy at 10:30 p.m.

“I never had the regular Super Nintendo”, said local, Trenton Erskine.


Over the hour we played with the console together, she was drawn to the characters she recognized (Mario, yes; Samus Aran of “Super Metroid”, not so much).