The SNES Classic Mini Alpha Edition Turbo (or whatever it's called in your part of the world) launches this week - the 29th, in case you were wondering - but it would seem that some lucky people have already gotten their hands on the system ahead of its launch date.
A quick search on Instagram throws up the following images:
We could go on - the posts shown above are just a handful of those currently doing the rounds on Instagram this week.
Some of these will be units could be ones which have been sent to stores ahead of launch and staff are simply posting images online, but it would appear that some customers have indeed got their hands on the micro-console a few days early.
Are you one of these lucky scamps? Let us know with a comment. Everyone else, feel free to gently seethe.
Can't wait! Just got a confirmation e-mail that the shipment's arrived and that they'll send out the consoles on Thursday. Should be here on Friday.
I know what I'll be doing this weekend (read: Super Mario RPG, Final Fantasy VI and Super Mario World).
I am expecting a teardown of this, I want to be 100% if this uses the exact same HW or has anything new
Ah well Instagram must be blocked by my work firewall
Lucky people, but to be fair i got an original so don't really see the fuss
Both of mine have been dispatched. So hoping for it tomorrow.
I got a message from Royal Mail saying that my package has been delivered this morning to a neighbour. Shame I'm away for work until next Tuesday!
I can wait. I have no idea how I'm supposed to play all those games I got at home right now, so that thing doesn't really have priority.
Spare a thought for Aussies who have to wait until the 30th.
I'm so looking forward to my SNES Mini arriving. It will be even better if it magically arrives a little early. . . .
I actually just cancelled my pre order. After the initial excitement of owning one I’m just not sure how much I’ll play it. I’ll just wait until VC on Switch.
Still waiting for Play-Asia to open their pre-orders...
My European version is scheduled for delivery on Friday. My Unitedstadian version is "Delivery estimate: We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate. We'll notify you via e-mail as soon as we have an estimated delivery date." =P
I'll say it again - however boring some might find it - Raspberry Pi/RetroPie, ideally coupled with an iBuffalo SNES pad (or two). You'll probably get this set-up for roughly the same price as a SNES Classic with the added bonus great SNES games due to licencing conflicts haven't been omitted... Turtles in Time, Actraiser, Wild Guns, Chrono Trigger, Pilotwings, etc, etc, etc.
I don't advocate illegal roms and the like, far from it - original hardware/software first, always - but rather am just comparing Nintendo's offering to what is on offer in comparison.
Mine is still in the processing stage but I have mine set up to be collected in store.
Can you trust your neighbours not to ebay it, though?
Got my confirmation email... which does me no good, this is going to be a christmas present from the other half!
Got 2 on order - Game + Nintendo. Lost the card I ordered them on so a bit nervous. Game allowed me to change it - apparently it's being 'packed' since yesterday. But Nintendo apparently have to process it and contact me to prompt a change. Checking my email + junk every 15 mins.
One is for me, one for my niece. If the Nintendo one messes up I have a difficult decision to make!
I really got my fingers crossed that I'll be able to find one of these this weekend. I missed all the preorders so wish me luck I suppose.
@Rudy_Manchego I know what you mean. I'm super busy at the moment and REALLY should save this badboy for christmas.
All 5 of mine been confirmed for Friday delivery.
@Ooyah I'm genuinely concerned about this! I doubt they even know what a SNES is or eBay for that matter, yet the fear still lingers....
@Pazuzu666 Those iBuffalo pads from Japan are awesome got 2 myself!!
Quick! Grab a Master Ball and catch one!
Got an email from Nintendo UK yesterday, (only seen it now, it was in my spam) telling me they're dispatching soon. I paid with PayPal and the email said "please insure you have sufficient funds in your PayPal account"! I'm hoping PayPal just take it of my card. I'm a bit worried now. I've no money in my PayPal account.
Got mine ordered from Amazon US, and still don't even have an estimated delivery date! ☹️ Anyone else in the same boat?
@TJM This was the only way I could square buying another gaming device! As for your niece.. I am sure she wouldn't want you not to have one!
thanks for sharing
Mine is secure. Our Gamestop choose to raise the price from 130 USD to 190 USD in Denmark.. because of high demand.
Nostalgia this friday at my house
But I think New 3DS XL with SNES theme is look much better.
@skycargav2000 no problem, think I'll give one away on here actually. If you'd like to enter, could you just post the name of one of the 21 games available on the snes mini. I'll then pic a winner at random next month.
Hope I'd get lucky to get one at a Best Buy or a Gamestop
Send them a message to ask them if they took in your package from PlaguesRUs. That should stop them opening it.
Wasn't able to pre-order one I'm afraid
Will see if I can get one in the wild but am happy to wait longer just as long as I get one eventually, even if that means in 2018.
I've got my pre-order with Tesco. So either...
a) It will arrive 3 days later than everybody else's
b) It will never arrive
c) The box will be ripped and scuffed
It's always one of the above in my experience.
@Fandabidozi No, I'm afraid that Ernie turned out to... well, let's just say that he had a temper when he had had a drink or two.
We still swap Christmas cards each year but that's it.
Makes me really sad because I don't think I will be able to find one.
I had one of the early Walmart pre-orders that they cancelled, and wasn't able to get another one pre-ordered.
@panthro forgot to mention UK only, not paying for shipping to US etc.
@panthro Generous giveaway but I couldn't enter in good faith considering I've got one on the way from Amazon France...
@LinktotheFuture see my previous comment.
Nobody need miss out and those willing could fashion an even greater setup/catalogue of games than the SNES Classic offers out of it's box - I've heard Hackchi2 is inevitable once again.
@LinktotheFuture Same situation here Link, I'm going to my local walmart i'm in a smaller town 2-3 hours early on Thursday night for midnight release and hope there's not too big a line yet. Probably take my switch and 3DS with me to play while I wait. If there's a line there and i don't think i'll get one i'll have to drive to another town since it's the only place in town that will be selling it to try for morning openings.
@Mart1ndo Uh it’s not, you don’t get to tell me what to do with my money. I have a NES mini and have only played it three times since getting it. I still have a working SNES anyway, so it was more the novelty factor 😉
@Pazuzu666 I know that is an option, but I want the real thing for my collection. I love having a NES Classic Edition.
@dougphisig I might give that a shot. I have a 2 year old son which makes doing things like that tougher since he wakes up early.
I'm not telling you what to do with your money. No need to jump down my throat.
@Mart1ndo I didn’t jump down your throat. You said big mistake, when for me it clearly wasn’t, otherwise why would I cancel it...
Ok sorry then. The reason I said it was a mistake was; if you didn't want it, it would be easy to sell it for a nice profit.
@Mart1ndo I’m too lazy to sell stuff, plus I don’t want to become like the people I despise 😂
@panthro Super Castlevania IV
@LinktotheFuture I get it, I do, but having "the real thing" sacrifices so many great, great SNES games. Besides, have you caught a glimpse of the RetroFlag NES Pi case?
These better be in stock soon.... I am beyond jealous as I watch people play them
I can confirm Nintendo UK have taken the money from my PayPal account. Get in my son
Say what you will about the North American SNES but the NA SNES box art template has always been superior to other regions. Look at all that wasted space on the left side of the EU box.
@panthro ok then put me down for Legend of Zelda: a Link to the past!
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