Nintendo’s SNES Classic has sold over four million units globally


The SNES Classic Edition has sold over four million units worldwide, blowing past the sales figures for its NES predecessor.

The figure was confirmed during Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing. The figure includes sales of all three versions of the system, including the North American, Europe, and Japanese shaped systems.

The SNES came bundled with 21 preloaded SNES games including Star Fox 2, a game that was cancelled in 1995 for the original Super Nintendo Entertainment System. When it was released, the console launched at a suggested retail price of $79.99.

When preorders went up at Gamestop, the console sold out nationwide within minutes as demand for the console soared. Despite millions of units being available demand has still far outstripped supply, with consoles still available on eBay for far higher prices than the RRP.

The sales figure eclipses the NES Classic Edition’s units sold within a shorter timescale. The NES console sold 2.3 million units from its launch in Nov. 2016 to April 2017, while the SNES has sold nearly double that figure in six months.

The NES and SNES Classic Editions are expected to be back in stock in the next few months, giving fans a chance to get themselves a copy if they missed out over the holiday period.