Reggie Fils-Aime Urges Consumers Not To Buy SNES Classics From Scalpers

A huge problem with last year’s NES Classic Mini was its lack of availability to consumers. The system was produced with the mindset that it wouldn’t be very popular, thus making its popularity surge result in a massive shortage. Nintendo has said, several times, that the upcoming SNES Classic Mini will not be treated the same way.

Talking to Financial Times, Nintendo of America Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime had this to say regarding SNES Classic stock:

I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites. You shouldn’t [have to] pay more than $79.99.”

Following that statement, Fils-Aime noted that Nintendo has already “dramatically increased” production of the upcoming retro console.

How do you feel about the SNES Classic Mini’s retail situation; are you rushing out to get one on launch day, or waiting until the demand has reduced? Start a conversation in the comments below.

SNES Classic Mini hits store shelves on 29.

Aric Sweeny
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