The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System isn't due to hit stores until later in the year. However, you can reportedly snap one up this morning via the online deals site Catch (formerly Catch Of The Day.) Here's everything you need to know about the sale.
Catch's Nintendo Classic Mini SNES sale has been a total debacle. First it was implied that the console would be available from 9am. Then we were told to check back every hour. Now, the company has finally confirmed when you will be able to snap up the console. The time to set in your calendar. today at 5pm AEST.
Update: The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES has yet to appear on the website. It has been reported that the console will appear sometime in the afternoon - and only for Catch Club members. None of this was mentioned to media in the initial announcement - and our attempts at clarification were ignored. We've contacted Catch again and will update the article if we hear back.
When does the Nintendo Classic Mini SNES go on sale?
Catch will reportedly be selling the Nintendo Classic Mini SNES from 9am AEST. (That's 7am and 8:30am for people living in Western Australia and South Australia / the Northern Territory, respectively.)
Here's the link. The console is expected to be added to the site at 9am on Wednesday July 26.
How much is the Nintendo Classic Mini SNES?
As part of its Mid-Winter Meltdown sale, Catch will be selling the Nintendo Classic Mini SNES for $129. It's worth noting that this is $10 more expensive than the recommended retail price. (So much for being a "deals" site.)
Nevertheless, this may be your only chance to secure the console if you haven't already, so the cheeky markup is probably worth stomaching.
Will I receive the Nintendo Classic Mini SNES straight away?
Catch has refused to answer our questions on this score. However, it's safe to assume that you won't be getting your console before the official launch date of September 30.
What are my chances of actually getting one?
Honestly? Slim to none. Catch is clearly using the SNES Mini to drum up interest in its mid sale. Quantities are certain to be extremely limited. (Hell, they could even be reselling a tiny handful of pre-orders from EB Games and JB Hi-Fi, which would explain the $10 markup.)
In any event, expect stock to run out in seconds. If you don't have a fast internet connection and login/payment details saved, you can basically forgot it. Indeed, the only reason we're even bringing this deal to your attention is because your options are running out. (Other Aussie retailers have already exhausted their pre-order capacity and on-shelf stock is expected to be exceedingly scarce.)