Jul 31st, 2017

Walmart recently surprised lots of gamers by cancelling their SNES Classic Edition pre-orders. Those who were lucky to get a pre-order got the bad news without much explanation: just that their pre-orders have been cancelled and that their money would be refunded.

Walmart told customers that the pre-order cancellation was because of a “technical glitch”, but a new report suggests that it was actually Nintendo who told Walmart to cancel the pre-orders.

The news comes from Walmart customer support, who told one customer that the cancelled pre-orders were due to the manufacturer of the item “required us to adjust the system to cancel all the orders that were placed last Friday.”

Here’s the full message, via Twitter user @lintonnet

Nintendo reportedly told Walmart to cancel SNES Classic Edition pre-orders

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