According to GameStop, the Super NES Classic is in more demand than the NES Classic was when it went up for pre-orders last year.
GameStop Senior Merchandising Director Eric Bright spoke with Forbes about the new console, saying that their initial allotment of pre-orders sold out in something like eight minutes. Eight.
He then said that, “the amount of demand that we’ve seen on the website was certainly greater than the NES Classic when it first got out… More and more people want it, and there were a lot of people that did not get an NES, so they’re trying their hardest to get an SNES.”
I really hope Nintendo saw this coming. They had to see it coming, right? Of course the Super NES Classic was going to be a more popular product than the NES Classic.
The generation that grew up with the Super NES is the one that’s spending a ton of money on games right now, first of all. Second, the Super NES Classic’s game list is way better than the NES Classic’s. We have a roster of titles that most of us will actually play for longer than 30 minutes before moving on with our lives. Literally, every game on the SNES Classic is good. Every single one.
Will Nintendo make enough to keep fans satisfied? We’ll see. GameStop says they’ll have Super NES Classics at retail on launch day, but who knows how many. Stay tuned.