Reggie Fils-Aime Says Don't Buy a SNES Classic Mini from Scalpers

By Rich Stanton on at

Resigned yourself to living a life without the SNES Classic? Did you learn by hard experience with the NES Classic, surfing eBay and Amazon and seeing all the scumbag scalpers with their multiple units on sale for hundreds of pounds? 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. And it will do it through the blindingly simple tactic of ensuring there's enough stock.

Fils-Aime told the Financial Times (paywall) that, this time around, Nintendo has "dramatically increased" production, and that the early constraints on pre-orders were "outside our control." He went on to say that people who want one shouldn't be tempted to pay over the odds.

"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 [£60.55]."

Yes that's right, 80 US dollars now translates into roughly sixty quid. Getting a little gouged on price is familiar to UK gamers, but Brexit's gonna make it even worse. Oh well! At least you might not have to pay some soul-sucking profiteer if you want to relive those 16-bit memories. Reggie's said what he's said but, with this one, we'll clearly have to wait and see if Nintendo can deliver enough stock.