Nintendo opens pre-orders for $80 Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo put its SNES Classic up for pre-order Monday night at midnight, but like its predecessor it sold out in record time.

The SNES Classic is the successor to the NES Classic, a re-release of the Nintendo Entertainment System, only much more portable and filled with 30 of the system's most classic games.

Nintendo opens pre-orders for $80 Super NES Classic Edition

To recap, the SNES Classic Edition can pause and resume a game.

Amazon, Walmart, and a number of other retailers could be ready to launch preorders for the SNES Classic Edition. It's unclear when those retailers will offer the system for pre-order, and Nintendo didn't respond to a request for comment regarding pre-orders going forward. According to those reports, the store actually had 36 consoles available for pre-order.

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In an effort to right last year's wrongs, the controller cable is significantly longer than the stupidly short ones inflicted on the NES Classic Mini.

Of course, the Best Buy preorders sold out nearly immediately, first appearing around 1am Eastern Time and being gone within a few minutes.

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Earlier today, Nintendo announced that the SNES Classic Edition will include the ability to rewind gameplay so players can get a second chance at missed items, jumps or whatnot. It doesn't come out until September, but considering the limited availability of the NES Classic Edition, there has been massive interest in pre-ordering the system.

Toys 'R Us will also be carrying the Super NES Classic Edition, but its product page does not appear to be available quite yet.

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ThinkGeek is not offering the $79.99 SNES Classic. Yes, this is the infamous Star Fox 2 for the SNES which is being released for the first time in the company history and this is all exclusively for the SNES Classic.

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