Given how hard it was to get the NES Classic Edition when it was launched last year, naturally this saw many opportunists take to auction websites like eBay where they offered to sell their units for marked up prices. As if that wasn’t bad enough, following the cancellation of the NES Classic, it saw prices skyrocket even further.

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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