Nintendo has a big holiday season ahead of them with both the Nintendo Switch flying off shelves and the impending release of its new micro-console, the SNES Classic Edition. While many are hesitating picking up the SNES Classic Edition due to the shortages of last year’s NES Classic Edition, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime has provided (some) reassurance that the SNES Classic Edition production has ramped up in light of the high demand.
Speaking in an interview with Financial Times (via GameSpot), Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime provided some insight into the upcoming SNES Classic Edition, and more specifically on the stock that will be provided against the high consumer demand for the anticipated micro-console.
Fils-Aime explained that Nintendo has “dramatically increased” the supply for the company’s next micro-console, and while initial pre-orders for the system sold out incredibly quickly, he assured that the matter was “outside our control,” as far as the pre-orders from retailers go.
Fils-Aime also added that “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,” in response to the high rate of NES Classic Edition systems that wound up on eBay and other after-market retailers that often had the console at several times over its retail price, due to the lack of systems available in the wild.
The SNES Classic Edition will be available in stores on September 29th, 2017 – for more information on where and when to pre-order the system closer to release, you can check out our ongoing SNES Classic Edition pre-order guide.