Nintendo Promises More Stock Of SNES Mini
Nintendo has “dramatically increased” production of its next retro console reboot, the SNES Classic Mini.
The console is the follow up to the company’s popular NES Classic released last year, which sold 2.3 million units before being discontinued, and was resold online for significantly higher than its retail price.
Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime told The Financial Times that the company had “dramatically increased” production of the SNES Classic, and recommended customers not pay anything higher than the console’s standard price.
“I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites,” Fils-Aime said.
The SNES Classic features 21 pre-installed games from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System released in Australia 25 years ago, and will be available in Australia on September 30 for RRP $119.95 with two controllers.
Pre-orders for the SNES Classic sold out quickly at retailers like JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and EB Games. It isn’t currently clear whether any additional stock will be available.
Fils-Aime also said the Nintendo Switch could be sold out during the holiday season.
Commenting on the potential shortage to The Financial Times, Fils-Aime said there were “multiple choke points” in the company’s supply chain, and demand was higher than expected.