Nintendo's SNES Classic hits store shelves in much anticipated release

Shai Ben-Dor  Vox Media

Shai Ben-Dor Vox Media

But more are on the way. If you do try and hack your spanking-new SNES Classic, and make a hash of it, you are doomed.

Both EB Games and JB Hi-Fi have sold out of their pre-order allocation months ago, but they will have limited stock in stores tomorrow. But customers shouldn't worry.

Here's more on why you need to get these and what you get with them. We already knew the game lineup was strong, and it appears the hardware itself is not a letdown, even if it is missing something like a Home button on the controller.

SpongeFreak52 is right in that the SNES Classic is nearly identical in its hardware, while unlocking the limitation of 8-bit games in favour of 16-bit.

The original Super Nintendo Entertainment System was released in Japan in 1990 and North America in 1991. While not the company's biggest-selling console of all time, it was the victor of that generation of gaming consoles, outselling the Sega Genesis by nearly 20 million units thanks to stronger graphics and a lineup of games that included several featuring Mario and Donkey Kong.

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The Toys "R" Us in Times Square had no lines and plenty of inventory as late as noon ET, score one for Chelsea.

The console comes with two wired controllers that fit in the palm of your hand. We have been reporting all night about the SNES Classic launch in stores at midnight and the availability of the SNES Classic online.

The latest dose of Nintendo nostalgia goes on sale Friday. You also get a HDMI cable and a power supply.

More than any other feature, the Virtual Console gets brought up as the one thing sorely missing from the Switch.

This is all following Nintendo's claims it won't have the same problem as it did with the NES Classic before discontinuing it.

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