Buyers Guide: Where to pick up a SNES Mini in Australia today
The SNES Mini is out today in Australia and unlike the NES Mini you’re probably going to be able to buy one in stores!
All this week stores have revealed that they will have more SNES Mini consoles than they originally thought or they’ll more on the way soon. We’re hopeful that today won’t be a complete mess like the launch of the NES Mini was this time last year.
Each store has a different situation with their stock, some will have walk-in quantities and some will be taking preorders for the next batch. We’ve listed all the details we know about the different stores below.
Big W was one of the few stores to not take preorders for the SNES Mini at all. It stands to reason that they may be one of the stores with the most on launch day. Here’s a photo from their catalogue, if it’s in there then they must have some.
We haven’t had any communication from Big W, but they’re clearly anticipating a few people with some stores opening just for the SNES Mini for the first 15 minutes. Here’s a note from one store;
8am Update: Big W has the SNES Mini online as well if you want to avoid the stores.
EB Games took preorders for the SNES Mini over a period of a couple of months, but this week we learned that they’ll be more on the way to EB Games stores.
This new burst of stock may be in some stores today or you’ll be able to take a preorder for the next batch. Check with your local store to confirm.
Here’s our original story on this for the full rundown.
We’re unsure of any specific details about JB Hi-Fi. Like EB they took preorders for the system a while ago but haven’t said anything since.
While we wouldn’t rule it out, if you’re looking for a SNES Mini tomorrow JB might not be the first place to look, but you never know.
Target is only sending their allocation of SNES Mini consoles to a certain number of stores around the country. If it’s not on this list below then they’re not going to have it.
Because of the reduced number of stores they’re shipping to, in theory, each store should have more. Target would be one of our first picks if you’re looking for a console.
Here’s the list of stores with stock from Saturday;
Tea Tree Plaza
Let us know how you go in the comments. Did your preorder come in, did you find any more stores with stock and was everyone behaved?