Following last week’s Walmart cancellation of SNES Classic Edition Preorders, Nintendo finally made an official announcement on their Facebook page offering an answer to the very question many have been asking: When will they be able to preorder the retro console?

The highly anticipated SNES Classic is slated to launch September 29. And many are clamoring for details as to where they’ll be able to secure their own copy of the retro console, following the incident with its predecessor, the NES Classic Edition that was easily sold out a few days after its release.

Nintendo’s answer

Nintendo has confirmed that pre-orders will be made available “late this month” by various retailers. Further, the video game company added that a “significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day.”

This begs the question now: How many is “significant amount”? And many would have expected that Nintendo has learned its lesson with the NES Classic to produce enough copies for the massive flock of buyers just waiting to get their hands on the retro console.

The SNES classic edition

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES ) Classic Edition console is slated to include 21 built-in games. This includes “Contra III: The Alien Wars,” “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,” “Super Mario World,” “Super Metroid,” “Super Mario Kart,” and “Final Fantasy III.” Plus, the never-before-released “Star Fox 2” is also part of the highly anticipated retro console.

Not only that. The unit also comes with 2 wired SNES controllers and an HDMI output. All in all, the classic console is priced at $79.99, a little bit higher compared with the NES, but this is the “super” version.

Limited edition

Like many other special releases of the video game company, this retro console will be shipped “throughout the balance of the calendar year.” Production of this console will run until the end of 2017, which is much similar to that of the NES Classic.

Even though Nintendo reiterated that there will be enough stock for customers from the console’s launch until the end of the calendar year, this remains to be seen. There really are no guarantees at this point, except a long line of customers waiting to get their copy.

So, good luck on finding one. But stay tuned as we will keep you in the loop for more updates and where to preorder the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES ) Classic Edition. In the meantime, share your thoughts on whether or not Nintendo will fulfill their promise of providing enough copies of the retro console to buyers. Will they be able to pull that off?