Nintendo has urged fans, desperate to pick up a SNES Classic Mini, not to pay over the asking price on the secondary market.
Reggie Fils-Amie wants to help gamers avoid a repeat of last year’s issues, where eBay sellers were charging upwards of $200 for the wildly-popular NES Classic.
Speaking to the FT during a Variety event, Nintendo’s US chief expressed confidence that enough of the consoles are being built to satisfy demand this time around.
He says: “I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on SNS Classic on any of the auction sites. You shouldn’t have to pay more than $79.99.”
Of course this will all depend on whether Nintendo can follow through on its promise to create more of the retro machines this time around.
No-one would be charging over the odds in the first place, if Nintendo simply made enough to cater for everyone who wanted to buy one.
However, given that’s never been the company’s style, we can probably expect more shortages throughout the holiday season.
Sadly, it appears Switch-seeking Nintendo fans are also likely to experience disappointment this time around.
Fils-Amie dropped hints the hybrid console might be hard to come by when the busy season arrives.
“Certainly the demand is there and the supply chain is there. Can we do more? It depends on our ability to make more,” he added.
“We don’t want to have a consumer disappointed by not being able to get one for the holiday season. But managing that complex supply chain is a challenge.”
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Better get in their quick folks. Come on Nintendo, don’t leave us hanging. It’s not like anyone wants to pay over the odds now, is it?
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