An all too familiar problem is happening with Nintendo’s latest console reboot. The SNES Classic, like it’s NES Classic predecessor, is suffering from short supply and opportunist resellers.
Despite retailing for $79.99, the NES Classic was going for upwards of $200 on eBay almost immediately. The same nightmare is happening with the SNES Reboot.
Nintendo’s President insists that they’ve planned to manufacture plenty of consoles this time around. “I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites,” Fils-Aimé said. “You shouldn’t [have to] pay more than $79.99.”
His comments follow several pre-order debacles at major retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, and Wal-Mart. But Fils-Aimé says that those issues were “outside our control,” implicitly moving the blame to the retailers.
There is a fair share of blame to be thrown around, but it seems Nintendo is not learning any lessons from previous shirt supply issues.
TLDR: Public Urges Nintendo: Meet the Demand of the SNES Classic!