Nintendo Needs To Rewind Its Preorder Launches

After promises that things would be different this time, Nintendo and retailers Amazon and Best Buy proved that they can’t be bothered to do right by their customers.

Pre-orders for the SUPER NINTENDO Classic went live late last night with very little warning at Amazon and Best Buy – I never received any alerts despite signing up for an email from both – and apparently sold out within half an hour.

Nintendo’s web site has other retailers listed as offering pre-orders, though as of this writing, none of them have gone live yet. Target, GameStop and Walmart are all supposedly going to offer pre-orders today, so you’ll probably have to stay up stupid late to see them go live. That seems to be how Nintendo and its retailer partners prefer to do things: get the product in the hands of resellers and drive up demand for the product instead of making enough for everyone.

In addition to screwing everyone over with their pre-order release, Nintendo also released a trailer to show off the features of the SNES Classic, so people know what they’re missing out on:

Included in the special features is the opportunity to rewind a game if you screwed something up, which should make for some less frustrating moments. Now if only we could rewind back to when those pre-orders went live…

Keep checking back to see if they ever make any more or if regular people can actually pay just $79.99 to get a system…

UPDATE: Target is now out of stock.