However Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime is warning customers against paying a premium price for the upcoming SNES Classic Edition which is set for a release on the 29th of September. Speaking to the Financial Times (via GameSpot), Fils-Aime was quoted as saying, “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.”
We suppose that’s easy to say, but if last year’s supply was any indication, and the way pre-orders have been handled this time round, it seems that getting one’s hand on a unit via official means could prove to be rather difficult. However Fils-Aime claims that the company has “dramatically increased” the production of the SNES Classic Edition, meaning that it should be easier this time to get your hands on a unit.
That obviously remains to be seen, but hopefully Nintendo is able to avoid a repeat of last year’s situation. In the meantime we guess an alternative is that you could always choose to wait for the N64 Classic, which a recent trademark filing has indicated could be a possibility.
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