This past Friday I received a notification that Walmart was accepting pre-orders for the SNES Classic. I normally ignore notifications, but I was playing a game of Smite and my mobile was facing me on the couch. I immediately stopped the game – sorry for deserting – and ran to my laptop and placed my pre-order.
I’m sure most of you already know that the SNES Classic is the console to get this holiday season! The console comes with 2 wired controllers and 21 games, including the never released Star Fox 2. The rest of the lineup include classics, such as: Super Mario Kart, Punch Out, Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy III, Contra III, Super Metroid and more for the price of $79.99!
I got the email confirmation with my order number AND Walmart charged my credit card for the total amount.
I have been reading on the news that pre-orders were getting cancelled, but I was still hopeful since my order wasn’t cancelled yet. However, Day 5 I received the dreaded email. My order was cancelled!
Here is the official cancellation from Walmart:
While I am sad that my pre-ordered has been cancelled, I have bookmarked all of the SNES pre-order pages and I suggest you do the same. Make sure your credit card info and address information is already saved with each website as well – just in case!
Honestly, Walmart should have honored the pre-orders based on when they were received and the number of consoles they were expected to get instead of cancelling all of the pre-orders. Did your order get cancelled too? Tweet us @AsianGeekSquad!