SNES Classic Edition Production Has Been “Dramatically Increased”, Nintendo Urges Not To Pay More Than $80
Nintendo fans are quite excited for the upcoming SNES Classic Edition, however, following the short supply of NES Classic fans are quite skeptical about the status of the available stock for SNES Classic Edition at launch. However, Nintendo has assured that there will be no supply issues for the upcoming console.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Financial Times that Nintendo has “dramatically increased” the production for the upcoming SNES Classic Edition. He added that the pre-orders were “outside our control” at retailers and the supply for the SNES Classic will not be an issue at launch and also advised to not pay more than $80 for the console.
I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites . . . You shouldn’t [have to] pay more than $79.99.
He also talked about the short supply for NES Classic. According to Reggie, Nintendo was not holding back the stock on purpose to create an artificial scarcity and added that they didn’t produce enough units because retro consoles from other companies were not selling well which indicated that NES CLassic will also not sell well.
It seems that Nintendo has learned from its mistakes but, only time will tell if Nintendo is truly prepared for the retro console’s launch.
Speaking of the upcoming Retro console, Nintendo has revealed that SNES Classic is a form of a virtual console.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in the U.S.), scheduled to be launched in Japan this October (and September overseas) to be a type of Virtual Console. It would be possible to sell these titles as packaged software or via download cards, but if we were to start selling products like this in the future, I think we would first have to consider whether we can establish that kind of business model, and do our due diligence in finding out if there is sufficient demand for it.
SNES Classic Edition will be available on September 29, 2017, and will launch with 21 games in the package.
Source: Financial Times