Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime made a bold statement to the Financial Times in regards to the availability of the SNES Classic during its launch later this month. Unlike the NES Classic, which was harder to find than Waldo, Reggies says that Nintendo has “dramatically increased” production of the SNES Classic. He went on to say that interested gamers shouldn’t overpay on sites like eBay. Reggie cautioned, “I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites. You shouldn’t pay more than $79.99.”
You may be rolling your eyes, especially if you tried to pre-order the SNES Classic a few weeks ago, which sold out in minutes, but Reggie assured us once again that those weren’t stock issues, but issues with how the stores selling them and their own inventories and systems. I guess we just have to take his word for it at this point, but I don’t blame anyone for thinking that Reggie’s words may be hollow. With that being said, we will all find out if Reggie is bullshitting us or not on September 29, which is when the SNES Classic drops.
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