Nintendo president on Super Nintendo fiasco: It was 'outside our control'

Randall Craig
September 12, 2017

Production has been so increased that he advised people not to give in to scammers and pay more than the $80 retail price.

Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President and COO, recently spoke about the technology at Variety's Entertainment and Tech Summit but, sadly, he didn't have much good to say on the subject. According to Reggie, Nintendo was not holding back the stock on objective 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. "I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites", Fils-Aimé said.

Nintendo has urged fans, desperate to pick up a SNES Classic Mini, not to pay over the asking price on the secondary market.

At this point, last year's NES Classic is best remembered as the cute, retro gadget no one could buy because Nintendo didn't produce enough of them.

"Certainly the demand is there and the supply chain is there".


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

While it's nice to hear that Nintendo is doing all they can to manufacture more Switch units, the truth of the matter is that Super Mario Odyssey is coming and some prospective Switch owners are going to be left out in the cold come winter. "We don't want to have a consumer disappointed by not being able to get one for the holiday season".

The unexpectedly high demand and "multiple choke points" in the supply chain have led to a dismayed fanbase, most notably in Japan.

So, if you wanted an SNES Classic this year, you might be in luck. What lengths will you go to grab one for your loved ones?

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