The Source skips out on SNES Classic pre-orders, will only be available on September 29 [Update]

SNES Classic

Update 09/11/17 5:10pm: The Source has announced that it will not be going live with SNES Classic pre-orders and will only offer the console on September 29th through its site.

“Thank you for your patience regarding Friday’s Super NES Classic pre-order. We understand this product has been highly anticipated by our customers and it will be available for purchase on launch day, currently scheduled for Sept. 29. At this time, we will not be offering a pre-order for this product. Purchase details will be shared on thesource.ca on launch day.”

Update 09/08/17 5:02pm: The Source has taken to Facebook with the following statement.

“We would like to thank you for your tremendous response to the Super NES Classic Edition pre-orders on our website today. As a result of increased traffic our site is experiencing difficulty loading and processing your orders. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and are working on a resolution. Thank you for your patience while our IT team is troubleshooting these issues.”

Update 09/08/17 12:21pm: The Source’s website seems to be overloaded with traffic and frequently crashing. It’s unclear if any SNES Classic pre-orders were able to be processed.

Pre-orders for Nintendo’s upcoming, eagerly-anticipated SNES Classic are set to go live on Canadian retailer The Source’s website at 12pm ET, 9am PT.

The Source sent an email notification to members of the store’s VIP Email program, notifying subscribers of the pre-order launch date.

As always, if you’re looking to get your hands on a SNES Classic, it’s a good idea to move fast.

SNES Classic

The last time MobileSyrup caught wind of pre-orders, the sought-after console sold out at Best Buy in less than three minutes. 

If you’re interested in joining the battle to get your hands on a SNES Classic via the Source’s upcoming pre-order offer, head over to this link.

The SNES Classic is priced at $99 in Canada and is set to be available at a variety of retailers on September 29th, the date of the console’s official retail release. Nintendo has stated in the past that the company plans to produce “significantly more” SNES Classic units in comparison to the NES Classic, which remains nearly impossible to find and has since been discontinued by the Japanese gaming giant.

Notable games included in the SNES Classic’s library are as follows: Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Metroid and EarthBound. In total, the SNES Classic includes 21 retro Super Nintendo games.