One day in, the SNES Classic at Nintendo’s PAX booth remains safe and secure. The controllers and information card have switched places since yesterday, however, indicating that someone opened the case and rearranged its contents. We will continue to keep you posted on this situation as it develops.


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A lot of people were fucked over by Amazon today, including me. If I hadn’t preordered in store from GameStop I would be fucked and VERY angry (rather than just “pretty fucking angry”). Get your shit together Nintendo and online retailers.

This is the bullshit excuse Amazon was peddling:


Due to delivery restrictions on your order (redacted), we won’t be able to send you Super NES Classic.

This item contains regulated materials classified as dangerous goods that are regulated for transportation by the government through the FAA, DOT, and IATA, and cannot be safely transported or delivered by Amazon to your location.

Dangerous goods are substances or materials that may pose a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment while storing, handling, or transporting because they contain flammable, pressurized, corrosive, or otherwise harmful substances. Dangerous goods are present in many consumer product categories, including personal care (e.g. flammable fragrances), grocery (e.g. aerosol cooking sprays), and home goods (e.g. corrosive bathroom cleaners).

These products must be transported to ensure that they are handled with care, and therefore can only be delivered to a street address. This means that we cannot deliver them to P.O. Box addresses, pick-up locations, or any destination outside the contiguous U.S.

Please update your address for this order to set a U.S. street address by selecting “Order Details” at the following link:


If you do not update the delivery address for this order within 5 days, it will automatically be canceled and you won’t be charged.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you again soon.


Customer Service Department”

They cancelled everyone who got this message’s order immediately (no 5 days to change any address). On behalf of anybody who received this drivel: go fuck yourself Amazon.

You wonder why preorder multiples? This is a good reason. To those affected, I sincerely hope you had a backup preorder in place.