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Nintendo Switch Likely Facing Stock Shortages This Holiday

12 September 2017

The Super NES Classic Edition is out on September 29 and Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime really doesn't want you to pay too much for it. Not only that but a technical glitch simply led to pre-orders going live before intended.

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

Stores blew through their stock in minutes, leading many to fear that getting their hands on one of the $80 retro gaming systems would be just as hard as it was to obtain last year's NES Classic Edition. According to Reggie, Nintendo was not holding back the stock on objective to create an artificial scarcity and added that they didn't produce enough units because retro consoles from other companies were not selling well which indicated that NES CLassic will also not sell well.

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I'm not suggesting you should pay an inflated price on eBay - eff those people - but you should definitely keep your expectations in check. Talking about the possibility of VR coming to the company's latest product, the Nintendo Switch, Fils-Aime said that the "problem with VR is that there aren't a lot of experiences that are truly fun". Turn that frown upside-down my friend because, if Reggie Fils-Aime is to be believed, the holy house of Nintendo is going to take care of those greedy hoarders.

In short, if you can't find the SNES Classic on store shelves, don't be so desperate to get one that you pay a large amount over MSRP.

As for Nintendo Switch, availability is a bit less certain.

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Despite retailing for $79.99, the NES Classic was going for upwards of $200 on eBay nearly immediately.

Despite feeling like "the demand is there and the supply chain is there", Fils-Aime is concerned that the demand is still growing and might be unmanageable in time for the holiday period. Can we do more?

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Nintendo Switch Likely Facing Stock Shortages This Holiday