Reggie Fils-Aime Says Don't Buy a SNES Classic Mini from Scalpers

Ken Copeland
September 12, 2017

Fils-Aime goes on to say that people should resist the temptation to shell out to scalpers on sites like eBay.

But Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aimé says it's not Nintendo's fault that it was such a mess. There have been plenty of claims that Nintendo was purposefully limiting stock to increase demand, but Fils-Aime denies that was the case.

The launch of Nintendo's NES Classic Edition previous year was marred by the company's near-total disconnection from reality, as supply issues drove resale prices of the mini-console to several hundred dollars.

"I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites", Fils-Aime said in an interview with Financial Times. And there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply. Thus, they underestimated their own NES Classic.

Hopefully as the Switch matures such supply issues will become less of an issue, but Reggie's admission that there multiple component shortages goes some way to explaining why these systems are so hard to acquire.

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"We aren't providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition".

If someone is interested in buying the Nintendo Switch but has been holding off until the new "Mario" game is released, it might be best to pick up the console if it happens to be available. "We don't want to have a consumer disappointed by not being able to get one for the holiday season".

How do you feel about the SNES Classic Mini's retail situation; are you rushing out to get one on launch day, or waiting until the demand has reduced?

If there is one problem which companies are probably okay with having is that the public wants their product too much.

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