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Nintendo president says you shouldn't overpay for an SNES Classic Edition

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
Sep 11, 2017
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  1. Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer, Reggie Fils-Aimé, strongly encourages people not to “over-bid” on an SNES Classic Edition on eBay or other auction sites. You shouldn’t pay more than $79.99, he claims.

    The executive is right – you shouldn’t have to pay more than retail for the company’s retro-infused gaming system. Reality, however, may dictate otherwise.

    Fils-Aimé remarks, which came as part of a recent interview with the Financial Times (paywall), will likely be taken by many as hot air.

    Last year’s NES Classic was arguably the hottest – and hardest to find – gift of the holiday season. Nintendo claims it was caught off guard by intense demand for the system yet rather than ramp up production, the company inexplicably discontinued the system.

    Nintendo has promised – and Fils-Aimé is doing so again – that things will be different this time around with the SNES. Thus far, however, all we’ve seen is a lack of communication regarding when pre-orders would go live and incredibly limited supply once they finally did open (Walmart sold through its initial pre-order allotment in two minutes).

    It’s something Fils-Aimé said was “outside of their control.”

    As I’ve said before, given Nintendo’s track record (not just with the NES Classic but other systems dating back years ago), there’s simply no reason for gamers to believe the company will produce enough units to satisfy demand this holiday season.

    The SNES Classic Edition officially launches on September 29 priced at $79.99.

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  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 655   +469

    Brilliant marketing strategy on Nintendo's part if the classic NES wasn't really a mistake but I'm 99% sure the SNES will be different. Nintendo obviously sees the prices people are paying to buy the classic NES now so they're going to want a piece thus will sell as many as people will buy this time around. Side note: Are there auto-buying bots out there you can sign up for? How the he11 do people buy out the preorders within two minutes? It's gotta be automated...
  3. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +163

    I think nintendo is stupid for not making more nes classic and snes classic consoles.......the amount of money the lost on the wii u should be motivation enough to make more of these classic consoles since they're selling like hotcakes......*****s.....just pure stupidity to make a small amount. nintendo just loves throwing money away I swear......
    Evernessince likes this.
  4. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,903   +3,346

    Nintendo is a very stubborn company, they will do what they think is right until they start feeling it in the bank account.
  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,257   +3,672

    Is it because he is planning to make more .... or is he acknowledging that it simply isn't worth it at any price???
  6. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Guru Posts: 156   +337

    Lol..the NTSC version of the SNES does look truly terrible in comparison to the Japanese & European versions.

    North America really got shafted with the ugly stick.

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