With all the hype surrounding Nintendo’s snes classic edition, it’s no surprise that the retro console sold out almost immediately in typical Nintendo fashion when Walmart started taking pre-orders last week. However, just a few days later, the multinational retailing corporation started canceling some of those pre-orders, not all but enough to cause a minor stir.

Apparently, Walmart said that pre-orders went live prematurely according to its Twitter account. Therefore if you pre-ordered the Nintendo's gaming device from Walmart, you might want to check your emails if you’re one of the few unlucky ones who had their orders canceled.

Why pre-orders for the SNES Classic Edition went live too early

When Nintendo announced the latest retro console last month, it was immediately revealed that the SNES Classic would have a limited production run, much like its predecessor – the NES Classic Edition, and would only be available by the end of 2017.

The retro console is slated to hit the store shelves on Sept. 29. However, to discourage would-be scalpers of the gaming console, pre-orders would be taken 30 days prior to the console’s release.

Everyone was excited when Walmart started taking pre-orders last week which was quite a surprise. However, Walmart claims that there was a system glitch that caused pre-orders to go live too early as planned.

Pre-order would probably continue by this week

There is some good news though, as Walmart indicated that pre-orders went live just a week early and would continue again the following week.

The retro gaming console will only have a limited stock which means the original $80 price tag is expected to get higher as days go by after its official launch. It was even reported that eBay is taking pre-order reservations worth hundreds of dollars.

In other words, if you want to get your hands on the game console, you better keep an eye out as pre-orders go officially live.

The SNES Classic Edition is Nintendo’s upcoming gaming console to be released in late September. The gaming device will have a total of 21 classic titles pre-installed, including the unreleased game “Star Fox 2.” The game was canceled at the very end of its development in 1995 for unknown reasons.

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