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How to Pre-Order SNES Classic

Find out some of the best ways you can increase your chances of securing an SNES Classic when pre-orders open!
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Everyone is getting ready for SNES Classic pre-orders to go live (or SNES Mini pre-orders depending on what name you choose to use), asking how to pre-order the SNES Classic. We don’t know what the stock situation will be like, but we do have some advice that will help you be one of the first to know when you can pre-order the SNES Classic. Follow our tips below to increase your chances of buying a Super Nintendo Classic when pre-orders are made available later this month.

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For those who aren’t aware, the SNES Classic is the Super Nintendo version of the NES Classic that Nintendo released last year. This mini console contains 21 classic Super Nintendo games and connects to modern TVs so you can get the highest quality of Super Nintendo gaming in the modern age. Below you’ll find details on how you can pre-order one and which games are included.

SNES Classic Pre-Orders

We don’t know the exact date of when pre-orders will go live, but we do know it’s sometime in August. We’ll update this article once Nintendo announces a more specific date. For now, let’s look at your best options to determine when certain stores will go live with SNES Classic pre-orders.

Amazon, Best Buy and Game Stop

As with almost any product at Amazon, you can sign-up for email alerts when any new information is available concerning a specific product. Here’s the SNES Classic Amazon page where you can activate product alerts once you’ve signed in to your Amazon account. Best Buy and Game Stop offer a very similar service which will alert you when the SNES Classic pre-orders are available. You can set the alert at the Best Buy SNES Classic product page once you’re signed into your free Best Buy account, or at the Game Stop SNES Classic product page with or without an account.

Twitter Follows

The stores listed above should be carrying the SNES Classic and generally post on Twitter when pre-orders go live. Follow each of these Twitter accounts and set notifications so that you get a text or an email when they tweet. It may be a little annoying at first, but the annoyance will be worth it when you’re one of the first to know when pre-orders go live at each of these retailers.

SNES Classic Games List

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars 
  • Donkey Kong Country 
  • EarthBound 
  • Final Fantasy III 
  • F-ZERO 
  • Kirby Super Star 
  • Kirby’s Dream Course 
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 
  • Mega Man X 
  • Secret of Mana 
  • Star Fox 
  • Star Fox 2 
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting 
  • Super Castlevania IV 
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts 
  • Super Mario Kart 
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 
  • Super Mario World 
  • Super Metroid 
  • Super Punch-Out!! 
  • Yoshi’s Island

Stay tuned to Prima Games for more information on SNES Classic pre-orders in the near future!

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Bryan Dawson has an extensive background in the gaming industry, having worked as a journalist for various publications for nearly 20 years and participating in a multitude of competitive fighting game events. He has authored over a dozen strategy guides for Prima Games, worked as a consultant on numerous gaming-related TV and web shows and was the Operations Manager for the fighting game division of the IGN Pro League.