Following in the footsteps of every popular Nintendo console ever, the SNES Classic Edition has been selling out everywhere. But if you haven’t been able to get your hands on one yet, running to your local Toys ‘R’ Us on Friday might be your best bet.
That’s when Toys ‘R’ Us stores will be getting resupplied with SNES Classic Edition stocks, the company informed has confirmed to The Verge” target=”_blank”>The Verge. “Since quantities are limited, we encourage customers to get in line before doors open on Friday morning for a chance to purchase,” said a spokesperson.
The additional stock will arrive on the same day Nintendo launches its flagship holiday 2017 game, Super Mario Odyssey. In what should be a huge day for game sales, Friday will also play host to the release of AAA games Assassin’s Creed Origins and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
If you’re not able to pick a unit up at Toys ‘R’ Us on Friday, you may get another chance at GameStop pretty soon. “GameStop stores will be receiving limited supplies of SNES Classic systems over the next two weeks,” a company representative told Polygon. “Arrival dates will vary.”
Nintendo said in September that it planned to “dramatically” increase SNES Classic supply over its equally popular and even more scare predecessor NES Classic Edition.
But if the console’s Japanese counterpart is anything to go by — and it seems to be judging by the lack of SNES Classic Editions sitting on store shelves — Nintendo has still sold an astounding number of SNES Classics. The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom blew through an absurd 3568,913 sales during its first four days on sale. By comparison, the NES Classic Edition moved just 196,000 units in its entire first month on sale in 2016 in the much larger North American market.
The SNES Classic Edition launched on Sept. 29 with 21 games packed in for $79.99. Nintendo plans to continue selling the console into 2018.
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