UPDATE TWO: And…they’re gone! Literally a few minutes after posting our last update SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have now sold out at Tesco Direct.
You can sign up though for a stock alert, and you will be informed when Tesco Direct get more stock in for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition.
For those who just missed out on getting a pre-order from Tesco tonight, on the Gameseek website you can also sign up for a SNES Classic Mini stock alert.
UPDATE ONE: An hour after SNES Classic Mini pre-orders first became available at Tesco Direct, they are still in stock.
Tesco Direct have become the latest major retailer to take pre-orders for the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition.
The vast majority of those websites that opened pre-orders for the pint-sized console literally sold out within minutes, so be sure to act fast if you want one.
Tesco Direct are selling the SNES Classic Mini for £79.99, and orders are limited to one per address.
Postage and packing is free for standard delivery.
ORIGINAL: The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition is now available to pre-order at Tesco Direct.
The SNES Classic Mini comes pre-loaded with 21 games, including Super Mario World and the never before released Star Fox 2.
The pre-orders page went live on the Tesco Direct website around 6.30pm BST tonight.
The SNES Classic Mini is priced at £79.99, and if you are a Clubcard member you’ll be able to earn 79 ClubCard points when you pre-order.
Tesco Direct customers who wish to pre-order a Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition are limited to one console per address.
All of the 16-Bit games on the SNES Classic Mini are playable in glorious HD, and the pint-sized console comes bundled with two controllers and an HDMI cable.
Game, Amazon UK, Argos, Very, ShopTo, the official Nintendo UK Store and Smyths have all sold out of SNES Classic Mini pre-orders.
Most pre-orders have sold out literally within minutes, and scalpers are already selling SNES Mini pre-orders for more than double the asking price.
While SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have been available in the UK for the past week, in the US no retailers so far are taking pre-orders.
It has been claimed that the reason for the pre-order delay in the States is because the SNES Classic Mini is yet to receive FCC Approval.
Nintendo have tried to reassure fans that the SNES Classic Mini will not suffer the same stock shortages that affected the NES Classic Mini.
That console was regularly seen out of stock and was fetching more than four times the asking price on eBay.
The Japanese gaming giant eventually discontinued the NES Classic Mini this year.
In a statement to USgamer, Nintendo said: “We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition.
“Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from 29th September until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.”
However, that has not stopped fans rushing out to try and pre-order a SNES Classic Mini whenever a retailer has got them in stock.
The Amazon UK pre-order allocation for the SNES Classic Mini literally sold out within a few minutes.
While the official Nintendo UK Store sold out of Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Edition pre-orders in less than half an hour.
SNES CLASSIC MINI GAMES LIST – ALL 21 GAMES WITH THE SUPER NINTENDO CLASSIC MINI
• Contra III: The Alien Wars™
• Donkey Kong Country™
• Final Fantasy III
• Kirby™ Super Star
• Kirby’s Dream Course™
• The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
• Mega Man® X
• Secret of Mana
• Star Fox™
• Star Fox™ 2
• Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
• Super Castlevania IV™
• Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
• Super Mario Kart™
• Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
• Super Mario World™
• Super Metroid™
• Super Punch-Out!!™
• Yoshi’s Island™