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July 26, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

WalMart confirms they meant to cancel your SNES Classic Edition pre-order... and all the others

Walmart cancels all NES Classic Edition pre-orders
Walmart accidentally posts SNES Classic Edition pre-order web page too early, then purposely cancels everyone's orders.
Last Fall's NES Mini Console launch madness was characterized by poor planning and the strangest product rollout I've seen in a long time. Despite all the peculiarities and limited quantities, I managed to get an NES Mini Console and it's just as cute and fun as I'd anticipated.

If I learned anything last year, it would be to pro-order the SNES Classic Edition this year. Nope. And I'll tell you why.

I liked the thrill of the chase. It's part of collecting... as is disappointment. I waited on a few lines only to be denied, but that got me into a few interesting conversations that led to other discoveries. Attempting to get a mini console last year and the following months was a mini adventure.

So, to set me up for another Fall of standing on lines, Walmart has kicked off this season with widespread pre-order cancellations. Just the way I like it. I'm excited to get on line in September and see if I can score the upcoming SNES version!

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