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Walmart Cancels Pre-Orders Of SNES Classic Mini

July 27, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Gamespot reports that Walmart has cancelled several pre-orders for the SNES Classic, just a week after it became the first retailer to make it available for pre-order in the US. Those who have ordered the console have said that their order was canceled, but it hasn’t happened to everyone yet. Walmart finally said that he console was put on sale sooner than it was supposed to be.

According to online chats with employees, the company had a system glitch which made it available before it was supposed to be. Pre-orders will be available again, as a Target representative said to Polygon that their store will have them “at a later date.” An exact date hasn’t been revealed. The SNES Classic will cost $80 and includes 21 SNES games, including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2.

Walmart later sent those who lost their pre-orders an email.

It read: “Thank you for your interest in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Classic Edition. As you are aware, this is a highly sought after console that will launch later this fall. Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition was mistakenly made available last Friday evening ahead of the official release date. We, regrettably, will have to cancel this item on your order. We know that this is incredibly disappointing to you, and we’re truly sorry for this mistake. I do hope you’ll give us another chance to earn back your business.

It also stated that credit cards were not charged, and those who paid with a gift card or Paypall will be refunded. It told customers to keep checking back for updates about pre-orders but it’s unknown when they’ll be back.

Later, another automated email was sent to some customers which said that the delivery date was moved to September 29, changed from a date in early October. The console officially arrives on September 29. It could be a glitch due to the cancellation.

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