Pre-orders for the Super NES Classic Edition went live at various retailers last week, including GameStop. After going up on the retailer’s site, it sold out just a few minutes later.
GameStop senior merchandising director Eric Bright told Forbes that it just took eight minutes for the Super Classic Edition to sell out. Moreover, the demand was greater for this product than the NES Classic Edition.
“The amount of demand that we’ve seen on the website was certainly greater than the NES Classic when it first got out. More and more people want it, and there were a lot of people that did not get an NES, so they’re trying their hardest to get an SNES. We sold out in under ten minutes. I want to say that we sold out in 8 minutes.”
Bright wasn’t able to confirm any additional pre-order stock before launch at the end of September. However, GameStop will have more units at launch in-store as well as online.