Can You Guess How Many SNES Classic Minis Sold In A Month?

The SNES mini is avoiding the supply issues of the NES mini and reaping the benefits.


Nostalgia has become such a cash cow for Nintendo that even the 3DS is getting a SNES Classic Edition. Thankfully, the SNES Classic mini itself isn't having any problems moving units with two million sold in a month. 

A bit before launch, many feared that the SNES would suffer the same frustrating supply issues as the NES and drive people to pay hiked up prices to resellers. Nintendo released a statement attempting to calm the masses, guaranteeing that supply would be much better this time around. So far, it looks like they're taking care of business and making any who want a SNES Classic gets one.

Eurogamer reports that the console has sold two million units worldwide with nearly 370k being sold in just half a week in Japan. The retro console comes with 21 games including the unreleased Star Fox 2, but we at Shacknews were hoping for a few others. Nevertheless, it's a lovely addition to homes and comes as a bit of good news on top of the disappointing performance of Super Mario Run. Even with that little speedbump in Nintendo's plan, the company is doing very well on the back of the Nintendo Switch and recently released Super Mario Odyssey.

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    November 1, 2017 2:15 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Can You Guess How Many SNES Classic Minis Sold In A Month?

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      November 1, 2017 2:26 PM

      Just imagine how many would have sold had the supply been there...

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        November 1, 2017 3:56 PM

        Anecdotally, the supply was there. I got up at 7:30 to stand outside my local Target and was #13 of 35. I'm sure busier areas like stores in SF sold out faster, but they presumably got more stock, too.

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          November 1, 2017 3:58 PM

          I was able to preorder one through Walmart without issue. I forgot to do any sort of paid shipping so it didn't get here until the week after launch, but it was still painless.

          And now I'm 22 hours into Final Fantasy 3.

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            November 1, 2017 11:31 PM

            If I have to go to 3 different gamestops and a couple of Target stores and still can't find one then I don't think the supply is nearly sufficient. Or at the very least the lack of a waiting list is killing it for people who don't have the time to call stores all day long, every day just to find a damn unit.

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          November 2, 2017 7:40 AM

          Lol, having to do that at all means the supply isn't sufficient.

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      November 1, 2017 3:07 PM

      All of them!

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      November 2, 2017 12:09 AM

      Not going to click on a clickbait headline.


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      November 2, 2017 4:47 AM

      Yes, I can. But I'm not going to.

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      November 2, 2017 5:55 AM

      10 units

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      November 2, 2017 7:28 AM

      Are these supposed to be hard to get? My bestbuy had 5 in stock the other day when I picked up Odyssey..

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        November 2, 2017 7:46 AM

        Must be regional because I still have yet to see a Classic or a Switch in stock anywhere here. I thought Gamestop had some a while back, but they just have empty boxes on the shelf.

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