Nintendo seem to learn from their mistake with the NES Classic
A couple of weeks ago, merchants gave the possibility to pre-order the SNES Classic Edition. But as always, it wasn’t simple to acquire one of them. In mere minutes, every unit was gone and merchants had to stop the pre-order. Later, the first units appeared for horrendous prices on eBay and other sites. This angered a lot of people. But now comes the surprise, Nintendo announced that their customers don’t have to pay those insane prices. How comes?
Nintendo increased the production of the SNES Classic dramatically according to an interview with the Financial Times. According to Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, you won’t have to pay more than the original price at the end of the day. “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,” Fils-Aime said. But if they can match the demand of the console, we can only wait and see for ourselves. But it is safe to say, that there will be lot more consoles available for the Christmas sales. They seem to have learned from their mistake with the NES Classic.
But Nintendo has still a big headache. Unlike the SNES Classic, it could happen that they will have a shortcoming in regard of the Nintendo Switch. This console is manufactured in many different factories and some parts may take longer to be processed and this could lead to a delay in the overall production. Fils-Aime can’t promise that the production will exceed the demand for the console. Good thing for us in Europe, we can get easier our hands on one of them lately.