SNES Classic Mini pre-order UPDATE – Fans left furious as pre-orders CANCELLED

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition has been a huge success, with pre-orders in the UK and US selling out at lightning fast speeds.

SNES Classic Mini pre-orders recently became available in the US after a wait of almost two months.

Pre-orders sold out within minutes at leading retailers Walmart, Target, Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon.

And now some fans have reported having their SNES Classic Mini pre-order got cancelled from a number of big name stores.

SNES Classic Mini fans on the miniSNES Reddit page have reported that Walmart were cancelling pre-orders for some customers.

Redditors said the pre-orders were being cancelled when customers pre-ordered more than one SNES Classic Mini.

Walmart have now confirmed that they are cancelling duplicate orders for the SNES Classic Mini.

In a statement, they said: “Customers who recently pre-ordered the SNES Classic from will receive the console after it launches later this month. 

“Because we want to make sure as many customers as possible have the chance to purchase this highly-sought after item, there is a one unit per customer limit on SNES pre-orders. 

“We did experience a temporary issue which allowed more than one item per customer to be ordered. 

“We emailed customers who ordered multiple units to let them know we plan to ship them one SNES Classic and that we’ve canceled the extra units they ordered.”

SNES Classic Mini fans on the Reddit page have also said some Target orders placed through shipping company Borderfree were being cancelled.

But they reported receiving a $25 money off voucher in compensation for having their order cancelled.

While NinMobileNews also claimed that Amazon were cancelling some SNES Classic Mini pre-orders.

These cancelled orders allegedly are for customer outside the Contiguous states in the US, including Hawaii.

The news comes after another US retailer, GameStop, recently gave a stock update for the SNES Classic Mini.

The US retailer revealed on Twitter that the next time they will have SNES Classic Mini stock will be on the release date, which is September 29.

This suggests GameStop will NOT be taking anymore SNES Classic Mini pre-orders until the release date.

They tweeted: “If you weren’t able to snag an SNES Classic today — don’t sweat it. We’ll have more available on launch day, in store, for walk-ins.”

However, fans weren’t happy with the news – with many now expecting huge queues at GameStop stores on the SNES Classic Mini launch day.

Responding to the GameStop Twitter post, one fan tweeted: “For the people that can afford to line up 5 hours before the store opens and only the first 5 people will get one”.

Another posted: “I’m saving this tweet. If there isn’t one available at 10:00 am without preorder I’ll be upset”.

And one added: “Oh good. I’d love to wait in a line all night with 150+ other people to fight over the whole lot of 20 units each store gets.”

The SNES Classic Mini, which has a September 29 release date, comes loaded with 21 classic 16-Bit games that can be played in glorious HD.

It will also come bundled with two controllers and costs either £69.99 or £79.99 in the UK, and $79.99 in the US.


• Contra III: The Alien Wars™

• Donkey Kong Country™

• EarthBound™

• Final Fantasy III


• 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™