Reggie Fils-Aime Urges Consumers Not To Buy SNES Classics From Scalpers

Reggie Fils-Aime Urges Consumers Not To Buy SNES Classics From Scalpers

Reggie Fils-Aime Urges Consumers Not To Buy SNES Classics From Scalpers

Scalpers already took a hit when it comes to the SNES Classic when eBay made a decision to delete early listings from scammers, but it looks like the Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, is giving them a kick. Not only that but a technical glitch simply led to pre-orders going live before intended.

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-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.

The pre-order process for Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition was, in a word, a nightmare.

"Certainly the demand is there, and our supply chain is there" Fils-Aime explained, in meeting that milestone, but he did not want to promise that they could meet the demand for the holiday season. According to Reggie, Nintendo was not holding back the stock on goal 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.

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And when the retro console does launch, Nintendo's president said buyers shouldn't have to pay more than the $79.99 retail price. "I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites", Fils-Aimé said. Can we do more?

How it actually plays out remains to be seen; the Super NES Classic Edition goes on sale on September 29 for $80.

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

Two weeks ago, Nintendo announced that with the holiday period just around the corner, it would be stepping up production of its Switch in order to try and meet demand.

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