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The SNES Classic Will Finally Be Back in Stock This Week

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Guess what, "Kirby's SuperStar" lovers? Those sold out SNES Classics? They're coming back.

GameStop will have them back on shelves this week, according to a report from The Verge. Unfortunately, the announcement has fewer details than a Commodore 64. There's no time or day specified, and since "this week" is a pretty broad target for a Tuesday, there's no guarantee you'll spend your weekend exploring "Donkey Kong Country." (Or any other of the 21 Super Nintendo games the console includes, for that matter.)

According to the report, GameStop locations will have more in stock sometime between now and Thursday. To be sure your local GameStop has them in stock, you'll need to call ahead or just drop in. GameStop and ThinkGeek will be selling the consoles online sometime on Wednesday, October 11. The time hasn't been announced, but both the bundles and stand alone units will be available.

The process of laying your hands on a SNES Classic has become a saga worthy of its own Zelda adventure.  After the hell that was trying to buy an NES Classic -- it was perpetually sold out last December -- many Nintendo fans tried to claim the 16-bit revival early. However, pre-sales from Amazon and Walmart were marred by issues, including canceled preorders. 

Nintendo later said those problems were "outside our control," and the company was boosting production on the SNES Classic so it didn't face the same issues as the NES Classic. The end result was a release that wasn't quite as tumultuous as the NES Classic, but it was still awfully hard to get a SNES Classic. Many stores were sold out the day it went on sale. Hopefully, the release from GameStop is a sign that more consoles are on the way all over. Until then, you can always satisfy your craving for retro games with a little "Pong."

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record but has never met the fingernail lady. Follow him @dlukenelson.