Since its initial release in late September, it hasn’t been easy to get a hold of the Super NES Classic, a miniature version of the beloved 1990s Nintendo console that comes loaded with 21 games. The initial preorders were available only to customers who happened to be awake in the wee hours of the morning, and despite Nintendo’s promises to manufacture “significantly more” stock than they did of the NES Classic, the $79.99 retro console sold out quickly in stores.
But this Black Friday weekend comes with a sliver of hope for SNES fans who have been deprived of this tiny nugget of nostalgia, or at least fans in driving distance of a Best Buy. The retailer has announced it has limited quantities of the SNES Classic, which will go on sale at 9 am in more than a thousand Best Buy locations around the country.
“The Super NES Classic Edition will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis,” Best Buy says. “Our stores will offer a ticketing process before we open for customers waiting in line – the same ticketing process we’ll offer for the Saturday doorbuster deals. We will only pass out as many tickets as we have systems available, with a limit of one per customer. Super NES Classic Edition will not be available on BestBuy.com.”
The Super NES Classic plugs directly into any HD TV, and includes games like Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart and Super Metroid, as well as the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. If you want one, get there early—these limited supplies are likely to evaporate as quickly as people can get their hands on them.