The President of Nintendo of America wants to reassure fans that they won’t have to resort to auction sites for a SNES Classic Mini.
What you have to remember, when people are losing their minds over the SNES Classic Mini pre-orders, is that some people are getting through the pre-order process.
For the most part, that means that for every unhappy tweet or rant at Nintendo, there’s a cheerful punter (or maybe a scalper, we’ll get to them later) who’s SNES Classic Mini is assured. Well, unless you got caught up in a pre-order cancellation fiasco, of course.
That’s not Nintendo’s fault, according to an interview Reggie Fils-Aime has given to the Financial Times (which is behind a paywall, sorry). The salient details are that the pre-order issues were “outside our control” and that Nintendo have “dramatically increased” production, over the levels seen with the NES Classic Mini.
And if they do get it right? Well everyone’s looking forward to the never before seen Star Fox 2, and the NES Classic Mini is actually a wonderful little curio, so if Nintendo do nail the production levels this time around – or at least, don’t get them as wrong – then the fans will be very happy indeed.
And the final bit of advice from Reggie? Don’t pay scalpers prices on eBay, Amazon, or any other online marketplace. His exact words – which may yet come back to haunt him – are that he would “strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites” and that you shouldn’t pay more than 80 bucks (about 60 quid) for one. Ever.
Now, as appealing as the SNES Classic Mini may be, it’s not worth paying hundreds of dollars to online parasites for. Reggie’s right on that score, and we’d go even further: if Nintendo get the production levels right, then everyone’s a winner, and if they don’t? Don’t let it get you down, and don’t give in to the scalpers.
Life’s too short to get that bent out of shape over a cute little plastic console.
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