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SNES Classic will be available at Toys R Us this Friday (update)

You may have to lineup again

SNES Classic Shai Ben-Dor/Vox Media

If you couldn’t get your hands on a SNES Classic when it first launched last month, you’ll get another chance at the end of the week.

A Toys R Us spokesperson confirmed to Polygon that the retailer will have shipments of Nintendo’s shrunken-down console available this Friday, Oct. 27. Additional SNES Classic stock will be brought in alongside more Nintendo Switch consoles in preparation for Nintendo’s next big game, Super Mario Odyssey. The representative also confirmed that there will be a limited supply of SNES Classic systems, and encouraged people to prepare for early morning lineups to secure the hardware.

“Since quantities are limited, we encourage customers to get in line before doors open (normal/local time) on Friday morning for a chance to purchase,” the representative said.

Polygon has reached out to GameStop and Best Buy to inquire about additional stock at their retail locations, and will update when more information becomes available. Nintendo NY, the company’s largest retail store in North America, currently has stock available daily. All retailers have previously said they would be receiving more SNES Classic stock throughout the holiday season.

The SNES Classic first went on sale at the end of September. Unlike the NES Classic, which launched in 2016, supply issues were not as big of a problem. Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, addressed the supply problems with the NES Classic and told the Financial Times that people shouldn’t be paying scalpers, as the company produced more units of the SNES Classic. Fils-Aimé added that finding an SNES Classic shouldn’t be the nightmarish scavenger hunt it was last year.

“I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites,” Fils-Aimé said.

The SNES Classic is available for $79.99. Polygon will update the story when more information about stock at various retailers is confirmed.

Update: A GameStop representative has confirmed that stores will receive SNES Classic shipments within the next two weeks. The full statement can be read below:

GameStop stores will be receiving limited supplies of SNES Classic systems over the next two weeks. Arrival dates will vary.”

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