Last Updated on December 23, 2019 by Danielle
Nintendo announced sales of 4 million units for its hot holiday item, SNES Classic.
Nintendo’s hot holiday item, the SNES Classic Edition, was a smashing global success – selling 4 million sales worldwide. Back in December 2017, Nintendo had announced 2 million in sales.
This total is inclusive of North America, Japan, Europe and Australia sales of the SNES Classic in all its various forms – including the SNES Classic Edition, Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom, and the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The results were announced during Nintendo’s financial results briefings.
When preorders were made available in August 2017, units sold out in a matter of seconds. In turns out, scalpers were utilizing bots to auto-checkout before any human could possibly check out with one. Nintendo had stated that there would be enough units for everyone who wanted one and that it would ramp up production to meet demand. If you didn’t get your hands on one at retail on the first day, they were pretty hard to find but not impossible if you checked in often with your favorite retail store.
The SNES Classic Edition officially marked the return of the golden age of gaming. On launch day, there were healthy lines for this hit item, and practically every retail store sold out.
The SNES Classic featured 21 of the best SNES classic games, including Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country, Star Fox, Super Punch-Out and many more.
Nintendo had previously announced that the NES Classic Edition will be making a return this year after being discontinued on the market. Hyperkin is making a retro Gameboy and there have been rumors circulating about a potential Nintendo 64 Classic Edition; however, this has not been officially confirmed by Nintendo. Many gamers are hoping this eventually becomes a reality.
In related Nintendo news, Nintendo also announced that a new mobile game is in development based on the Mario Kart franchise, called Mario Kart Tour. The game is slated for release by March 2019. Nintendo also announced that it will unveil its Switch Paid Online Service this September 2018.