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Nintendo president says you shouldn't overpay for an SNES Classic Edition

Nintendo president says you shouldn't overpay for an SNES Classic Edition

At this point, consumers don't seem to be very confident that the SNES Classic Edition will be easier to acquire than its notoriously out-of-stock predecessor.

Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president, sat down for a quick discussion with "The Financial Times" and hinted at some of the production issues Nintendo has been facing. The SNES Classic has been sold out every time pre-orders go up, but it looks like the console won't be hard to find when it makes its eventual release.

As I've said before, given Nintendo's track record (not just with the NES Classic but other systems dating back years ago), there's simply no reason for gamers to believe the company will produce enough units to satisfy demand this holiday season.

While Nintendo hasn't given any actual figures for how many consoles it will manufacture, the company has said that it will be shipping the product from 29th September through the end of the year and that it's "dramatically increased" production of the SNES mini over its NES-based predecessor. "You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99", Fils-Aime said. Thus, they underestimated their own NES Classic.

Speaking of the upcoming Retro console, Nintendo has revealed that SNES Classic is a form of a virtual console.

I'm not suggesting you should pay an inflated price on eBay - eff those people - but you should definitely keep your expectations in check.

However, given that's never been the company's style, and we can expect more shortages throughout the holiday season.

As for Nintendo Switch, availability is a bit less certain.

He did not want to go into specifics about which parts in the supply chain have created problems, and when FT pressed him, he would only say that "there are multiple choke points".

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