At this point, consumers don't seem to be very confident that the SNES Classic Edition will be easier to acquire than its notoriously out-of-stock predecessor.
Speaking at Variety's Entertainment and Technology Summit, Nintendo of America president and chief operating officer Reggie Fils-Aime admitted that while the company is on track to sell 10 million Nintendo Switch consoles by the end of their fiscal year, they may still be hit with supply issues.
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. Talking about the possibility of VR coming to the company's latest product, the Nintendo Switch, Fils-Aime said that the "problem with VR is that there aren't a lot of experiences that are truly fun".
As I've said before, given Nintendo's track record (not just with the NES Classic but other systems dating back years ago), there's simply no reason for gamers to believe the company will produce enough units to satisfy demand this holiday season.
Fils-Aime goes on to say that people should resist the temptation to shell out to scalpers on sites like eBay.
Although, Nintendo admits it is still facing a shortage of stock when it comes to the Nintendo Switch.
How it actually plays out remains to be seen; the Super NES Classic Edition goes on sale on September 29 for $80.
They're playing it coy with the Switch too, as Reggie explained to The Financial Times when prodded about Switch supply, that "There is not one choke point, there are multiple choke points". Can we do more?