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Toys'R'Us: SNES Classic will be sold in Quebec!

AtomicShroom

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Toys'R'Us reported via Twitter that they will sell the SNES Classic console in Quebec.

Furthermore, they said that Nintendo will soon release a press statement confirming that the restriction has been lifted!

Hallelujah!!! :D

 

sixteen-bit

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Glad SNES fans in Quebec will have a chance to enroll in the SNES Classic Hunger Games to obtain one.
 

Kade

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This may or may not lead to cancelled pre-orders in other provinces unless Nintendo is providing more units on top of what Canada is already getting. Stock that would have gone to Quebec was apparently split between the other provinces for some chains.
 

AtomicShroom

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This may or may not lead to cancelled pre-orders in other provinces unless Nintendo is providing more units on top of what Canada is already getting. Stock that would have gone to Quebec was apparently split between the other provinces for some chains.
I don't think that many stores actually did pre-orders at this point...
 

Shanaynay

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I'm glad the restriction is lifted, there's a few Toys R Us around here so i might get the chance to buy one.
 

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Good to hear! So what did they do to allow this? Put French on the box, or they found a way to sell it even if there is only English?
 

AtomicShroom

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Good to hear! So what did they do to allow this? Put French on the box, or they found a way to sell it even if there is only English?
They just pulled their heads out of their asses, basically.

The OFLQ (the office that regulates and enforces French-language software laws) said from the beginning that nothing prevented Nintendo from releasing the SNES Classic in Quebec, that the rule didn't apply, and that if they opted to not release it, that it was purely a business decision on Nintendo's part.
 

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Good to hear! So what did they do to allow this? Put French on the box, or they found a way to sell it even if there is only English?
They had nothing to do. The OQLF said back when the news hit that there was nothing preventing the SNES classic from being sold in Québec. It was a business decision from Nintendo alone.
 
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tweets imply quebec added an exception.
Opposite. There was nothing preventing the SNES Mini from being sold here legally, so someone at Nintendo Canada just had to say "hey, it can be sold there".
 

Bisnic

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They had nothing to do. The OQLF said back when the news hit that there was nothing preventing the SNES classic from being sold in Québec. It was a business decision from Nintendo alone.
Oh right. The law only applies if there is a french version available if I remember. If there is no such thing, it can be sold in english-only.

Dumb on Nintendo's part, but at least there's a chance for me to get one now.
 

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Ugh I already pulled the trigger on a raspberry Pi 3 because of this. Oh well, best of luck to you guys.