If you didn’t snag a Mini SNES from EB Games or JB Hi-Fi when they were available earlier this year, good news: Catch of the Day will be selling them today.
Update #5 (6:21 PM): The hourly deal is up, and all 500 Mini SNES units are up. Until another retailer gets in a second batch of stock – if at all – you’ll have to go to auction websites to get a legitimate Mini SNES. Unless you make your own, of course.
Update #4 (3:49 PM): Catch has revealed the number of Mini SNES units available to buyers: 500. That’s right. Just 500 Mini SNES consoles will be available. If you want one, you’ll have to be quick.
Update #4 (12:29 PM): Catch of the Day has confirmed to Kotaku Australia that they will be selling stock of the Classic Mini SNES from 5:00 PM AEST (3:00 AWST, 4:30 PM ACST).
As mentioned before, you’ll need to be a Club Catch member in order to take advantage of the deal. The first 30 days are free with Club Catch memberships, but you’ll need to input your credit card details to activate the trial. We’re chasing up to confirm how much stock Catch of the Day will have.
The original story is below.
In an email blast to press, Catch of the Day announced it would be selling stock of the Classic Mini SNES for $129 – $10 higher than the usual RRP – from 9:00 AM AEST. For those in Perth, you’ll want to have the site ready by 7:00 AM, and those in Adelaide or Darwin will want to be prepped for 8:30 AM.
For reference, here’s a link to all of Catch of the Day’s current Nintendo deals. There’s some Switch consoles and a bunch of accessories, but no listing for the Mini SNES. Sorry.
The media blast didn’t confirm whether Catch of the Day would also be stocking the separate adapter that Nintendo says you’ll need for the Mini SNES. That costs another $20, although it’s highly possible you have something lying around the house that would work just fine. Grabbing one to be safe couldn’t hurt, mind you.