SNES Classic Mini Pre Orders Delayed: Amazon, ToysRUs Nintendo stock not ready for release. Two to Three Weeks Delay.
Despite all the chaos surrounding SNES Mini Pre-Orders in the last few months, this week has been largely positive for Nintendo, as the press were able to finally dig into the system and see all of its unique quirks, such as the neat rewind feature.
However, that good mood could be about to change pretty quickly, as it looks as though the company could be heading towards another incredible catastrophe in the lead up to release.
For starters, several ToysRUs customers in the UK have reported receiving an email from ToysRUs Friday which explained stock had been delayed and would lead to orders being dispatched 2-3 weeks late.
“I am sorry to advise that there will be a slight delay in stock arriving from the manufacturer and your order will be despatched 2-3 weeks after launch.You will receive a despatch email once your order has been shipped from our warehouse.
The same email does go on to say that customers will receive a £20 voucher to use on a future order as a gesture of goodwill, but it will surely be frustrating for those who were expecting to get it right at launch.
This was then followed by Amazon customers in the US also receiving similar messages that read:
“We recently learned that we may miss your delivery promise and apologize for the inconvenience. You will still receive your order of Super NES Classic. We are working hard to ensure you get this item as soon as it is in stock. You can track the status of, or make any changes to, your order under Your Orders on Amazon.com.”
For now, it’s unclear exactly how many pre-order customers have been affected by this delay or how many retailers have been impacted.
Equally, there’s no word on whether this issue will only impact ToysRUs and Amazon or if fellow retailers such as GAME, Tesco, Bestbuy and more could also find themselves in a similar situation.
It doesn’t look good for Nintendo and we hope this isn’t the start of mass delays across the board.
This lack of SNES stock and now the delayed release, largely goes against the statement from Nintendo issued to Kotaku earlier this year, where the company confidently stated there would be more supply this time around, after the shambles that occurred with the NES last year.
“We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition,” Nintendo said back in June.
Plus, for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox (originally titled Starwing upon release in Europe) game that was created during the Super Nintendo era but never released anywhere.
Here’s a quick list of those 21 games included:
• Contra III: The Alien Wars™Donkey Kong Country™
• 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