After listing the Super NES Classic Edition as available for preorder over the weekend, Walmart has been emailing customers to inform them their preorders have been cancelled.
In an email sent out to those who preordered, including a number of IGN employees, a representative for Walmart explained that “due to a technical glitch,” the SNES Classic was made available on Friday, July 21 and the orders must now be cancelled.
The full email to customers reads:
Thank you for your interest in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Classic Edition. As you are aware, this is a highly sought after console that will launch later this fall.
Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition was mistakenly made available last Friday evening ahead of the official release date. We, regrettably, will have to cancel this item on your order. We know that this is incredibly disappointing to you, and we’re truly sorry for this mistake.