Nintendo Warns of Potential Switch Shortages This Holiday

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"I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites", he said."You shouldn't pay more than $79.99". But Fils-Aimé says that those issues were "outside our control", implicitly moving the blame to the retailers. Turn that frown upside-down my friend because, if Reggie Fils-Aime is to be believed, the holy house of Nintendo is going to take care of those greedy hoarders.

With the demand of the NES Classic resulting in supply issues, many fans were left anxious that a similar issue will arise when with the release of the forthcoming SNES Mini.

Fils-Aimé told the Financial Times that the short supply of the NES Classic were not an intentional move to create buzz. Indeed, pre-orders sold out nearly instantly last month, but Nintendo says it's planning to ramp up production this time rather than ignore the problem.

Speaking to the FT during a Variety event, Nintendo's U.S. chief expressed confidence that enough of the consoles are being built to satisfy demand this time around. According to him, there will be enough SNES Classic consoles to grab, so no one has to resort to auction sites. And there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply. After all, judging from how fast its predecessor, the NES Classic, came and went, the same was bound to happen to this 21-game compilation console. Can we do more? "We don't want to have a consumer disappointed by not being able to get one for the holiday season".

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Sadly it appears Switch-seeking Nintendo fans are likely to experience disappointment this time around.

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

So, if you wanted an SNES Classic this year, you might be in luck. While third-party Switches are not quite as absurdly priced as they were at the time of the system's launch, it's still not uncommon to find Switch units on eBay and other websites going for $100 or more above retail price.

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