With the demand of the NES Classic resulting in supply issues, many fans were left anxious that a similar issue will arise when with the release of the forthcoming SNES Mini.
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, in addressing the SNES classic pre-order fiasco, told people that NES stock was not manipulated a year ago.
Of course this will all depend on whether Nintendo can follow through on its promise to create more of the retro machines this time around.
"I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on a SNES Classic on any of the auction sites".
"There is not one choke point, there are multiple choke points", said Fils-Aime regarding the rumor that a company called Alps Electric can't generate enough parts needed to manufacture Joy-Con controllers. Reports of customers using a bot that could rapidly snap up the early pre-orders were also widespread. Deciding not to guarantee anything, he admits "there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply".
"We aren't providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition". But Nintendo officials say there's still a good chance to get what's expected to be one of the holiday season's hottest gifts. "But managing that complex supply chain is a challenge".
The Nintendo Switch has been heavily in demand since its March release, with many places experiencing stock shortages around the world due to a diminishing supply chain.
How do you feel about the SNES Classic Mini's retail situation; are you rushing out to get one on launch day, or waiting until the demand has reduced? Do you need a Switch in time for this holiday season?