For what it's worth, Nintendo is promising that the SNES Classic will be more readily available than the NES Classic, even if pre-orders have played out exactly as they did before.
When pre-orders went live for the console in late August, it was a complete mess.
The launch of Nintendo's NES Classic Edition past year was marred by the company's near-total disconnection from reality, as supply issues drove resale prices of the mini-console to several hundred dollars.
And when the retro console does launch, Nintendo's president said buyers shouldn't have to pay more than the $79.99 retail price. This time around, Nintendo "dramatically increased" production of the SNES Classic.
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.
Despite retailing for $79.99, the NES Classic was going for upwards of $200 on eBay nearly immediately. Hence why Fils-Aime says the problem was "outside our (Nintendo's) control". "In this case it's not [a supply issue]", Fils-Aime said.
And yet. Many of us were burned by Nintendo promises previous year.
They're playing it coy with the Switch too, as Reggie explained to The Financial Times when prodded about Switch supply, that "There is not one choke point, there are multiple choke points".
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