Ever since Nintendo announced they would be releasing a SNES Classic Edition, the retro-gaming scene was set aflame again. However, we’ve only seen the Japanese & European variants go up for pre-order, but the North American editions. I’m sure this has led many gamers to wonder what exactly is going on.
Well, it looks like the SNES Classic doesn’t have any FCC approval, which is a no-no. For any electronic device to be officially allowed to be sold in the US, it must be approved by the FCC. So, similar to Microsoft’s Xbox One X, which also hasn’t go up for pre-order as of yet, no FCC approval, no pre-order.
So for now at least, you can stop hitting F5 on your keyboards. I’m sure Nintendo or some other organization will let us know once we can get back to hunting down the SNES Classic for our enjoyment, or other means. But if you simply must have one, the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom is available for pre-order. That is if you can find one.
The Super Nintendo Classic Edition will be released on September 29th, 2017. The system will come bundled with 21 games – including the unreleased Star Fox 2!