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The Super NES Classic Edition on display at the Nintendo Summer of Play event at the Marriott Marquis and Marina on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 in San Diego. Splatoon 2 launches on July 21 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for Nintendo/AP Images)

Preorders of the mini Super Nintendo sold out within minutes overnight


Preorders of Nintendo’s upcoming miniature Super Nintendo console with Best Buy sold out within minutes early Tuesday, according to Forbes.

Forbes reported that Best Buy opened preorders for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system around 1 a.m. EST.

Preorders of the hotly anticipated video gaming device reportedly then sold out about 30 minutes later.

Nintendo earlier this month announced the console would be available for preorder with certain retailers in late August.

“We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month,” it said in a statement on Facebook.

“A significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year.”

Nintendo did not specify which retailers it was referencing, but Business Insider speculated Amazon, Best Boy, GameStop and Walmart.

Business Insider also reported that Nintendo’s statement implies the Super NES Classic Edition may be a limited edition product that ends its production year as 2017 closes.

Forbes reported that Best Buy may be the first of several online entities and stores to sell preorders of the product this week, naming Amazon and Target as other possible options.

Wal-Mart briefly took preorders for the device last month, according to Forbes, only for them to sell out in mere minutes.

The retailer reportedly canceled all of the preorders shortly thereafter, citing a “technical glitch” for making the preorders available for purchase.

The Super NES Classic Edition is scheduled to debut on September 29, with demand expected to be high throughout the end of 2017.

The system will boast an HDMI cable, two wired controllers and 21 preinstalled games from the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

The platform, which will cost about $80, will also include “Star Fox 2,” a game Nintendo completed in the 1990s but has never previously released.

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