We all know how difficult it was to find a NES Classic Edition last holiday season. Although many like to think that Nintendo simply likes to create artificial shortages, Reggie of Nintendo of America insists that wasn’t the case. Before the system came to market their business models and projections showed that the popularity of retro consoles wasn’t that big. Obviously those turned out to be very wrong (much like election forecasts), so the company made more as quickly as possible, but it still wasn’t enough.
This time around they are ready with the Super NES Classic Edition launching on September 29. Reggie told the Financial Times that pre-orders are “outside our control”, but that supply is not the issue. He further went on to state:
” 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″.
It sounds like they may have enough for launch, but we’d still err on the side of safety and try and snag one the day they come out. The longer you wait the more likely the system will disappear before the holidays. Let’s hope there are plenty to go around this time!