The SNES Classic finally comes out this Friday, but it appears some units have been making their way into consumers' hands early. One user tweeted having received a console early, while an entire store in Switzerland is apparently selling them already.
The official release date for the SNES Classic in North America and Europe is September 29, which is a Friday. However, if you're a Best Buy customer you might get incredibly lucky and have the store ship you one early.
That's according to a DM sent to Wario64, who posted the interaction on Twitter. Apparently, a follower of theirs sent over a DM with a picture of an SNES Classic Edition they have in their position that was sent out by Best Buy a couple days early.
A follower has already received the SNES Classic from Best Buy pic.twitter.com/TKkiBym1n2— Wario64 (@Wario64) September 26, 2017
While I haven't been able to find other Best Buy customers online who reported similar early shipments, apparently on Reddit one Swiss customer found that a local game store broke the street date and is selling SNES Classics (and lots of them) a couple days before the European release date.
While it's probably luck that some customers received their SNES Classic systems in the mail early, plenty of customers are reporting getting notified that their orders have shipped already. This is probably to get ahead of any potential mishaps or congestion with shipments.
This is good considering we've written about the SNES Classic pre-order mishaps previously which you can read here. However, if you're one of the lucky few getting an SNES Classic early or soon, check out our complete SNES Classic Games review series so you'll know which games to try out first.
For the rest of us lucky enough to grab pre-orders, it's just a matter of waiting for our own systems to ship.