Nintendo "strongly urges" you don't overpay for SNES mini on eBay

Posted September 12, 2017

He also said,"I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on a SNES Classic on any of the auction sites", noting that consumers shouldn't need to pay more than the console's $99 MSRP, even if they go the eBay route. Of last year's mistakes, Fils-Aimé says the company mistakenly set up its supply chain and manufacturing deals based on the mediocre sales of other retro consoles. "You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99". Speaking to the Financial Times, Fils-Aime said the company had "dramatically increased" production of the mini console. Indeed, the NES Classic runs for many times over its initial price point at some auction sites. Talking about the possibility of VR coming to the company's latest product, the Nintendo Switch, Fils-Aime said that the "problem with VR is that there aren't a lot of experiences that are truly fun".

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.

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Hopefully as the Switch matures such supply issues will become less of an issue, but Reggie's admission that there multiple component shortages goes some way to explaining why these systems are so hard to acquire. And there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply. Buying it second hand will only get more expensive the closer we get to Christmas, especially if it becomes obvious that supply will not be able to keep up with the demand. But Nintendo officials say there's still a good chance to get what's expected to be one of the holiday season's hottest gifts. If you want a Switch, you're still going to have to fight for it.