Last year when Nintendo released the NES Classic, there was extreme supply issues that caused people to sell their NES Classic's at inflated prices for profit. Move ahead a year and Nintendo are planning to release the SNES Classic Edition and it appears it's a case of déjà vu.
When Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition went on sale last month, it was instantly sold out. Reggie Fils-Aimé, Nintendo of America President, spoke to the Financial Times and said that he "would strongly urge" anyone trying to purchase a SNES Classic to avoid using auction sites and that you realistically shouldn't have to pay more than the $79.99 price. Reggie also stated that Nintendo have "dramatically increased" production for SNES Classic to eliminate supply issues we saw with the original NES Classic.
To shut down rumors that Nintendo purposely held back stock make the NES Classic more sought-after item, Fils-Aime said the company was not holding back stock on purpose and that Nintendo simply didn't produce enough units. He also said that Nintendo anticipated that their retro console wouldn't be very popular due to other companies retro console sales figures.
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