Reggie Fils-Aime Says There Will Be Plenty SNES Minis In Stock

Don't fall for all the overpriced reseller listings for the SNES Classic console. 


The quest to obtain Nintendo’s NES Nini was daunting and fruitless for many fans of the retro console and the SNES Mini, despite efforts to make it more accessible, is suffering similar issues as consumers scramble to preorder. Nintendo of America’s President says don’t fret: There will be plenty of SNES Minis in stock.

MyNintendoNews reports that Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement to Financial Times that he “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”. That’s straight from the horse’s mouth so hold tight before throwing down $150 to over $200 as seen on eBay thus far.

In other Nintendo news, it turns out the company may be introducing an Achievement system of some kind in the near future. There's also a Nintendo Direct coming up that focuses on Mario Odyssey, but that could be an opportunity for the company to officially introduce its achievement system as well.

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    September 11, 2017 1:20 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Reggie Fils-Aime Says There Will Be Plenty SNES Mini In Stock

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      September 11, 2017 1:29 PM

      As if.

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      September 11, 2017 1:39 PM

      Fool me a dozen times, shame on me.

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      September 11, 2017 1:45 PM

      They can barely keep the Switch in stock.

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        September 11, 2017 5:23 PM

        I haven't seen one yet.
        And I live in a major metro area.

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      September 11, 2017 2:18 PM

      Fun fact: In Japanese, Plenty means "absolutely fucking none at all".

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      September 11, 2017 2:26 PM

      Can't find a switch in stock, couldn't get an Nes mini, so why would this be different?

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      September 11, 2017 2:37 PM

      lol no

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      September 11, 2017 2:56 PM

      I find myself wondering why they even went down this road at all.

      Make a Switch game cartridge. Put these thirty games on it. Make a billion cartridges. Done. No one has to lineup for anything, no one has to be disappointed, no one gets deprived a Switch because you used your finite manufacturing capacity to make this weird one-off product, no one loses an HDMI port over it.

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        September 11, 2017 5:43 PM

        Double dipping is good business. They can do limited runs of toy-like older consoles while working out emulation bugs within similar hardware+software frameworks as the Switch's and then later, when they're good and ready, ripe off the profits of the [Console]-Mini sales, they can launch the Switch Classic Console systems with single purchase games or even cart bundles should they decide that's better for a market.

        Maybe they'll even revisit the [Console]-Mini bundles by releasing those as e-bundles/carts?

        Point is, they reach more of the market this way, plus there are enough folks who will buy the Minis and re-purchase on the Switch that only making one release when you could make multiple is basically throwing away free money and mindshare. The frenzy for the Minis is great leadup reminding the public of things casual gamers may have long forgotten.

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          September 11, 2017 5:45 PM

          Right, and it allows them to be releasing product while they're still trying to meet demand on the Switch hardware. By the time folks are lamenting the end of the Mini consoles, Switches will likely be easily had, and then it's like, "It's a bummer, but you can get those games you wanted on the Switch... and more!"

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        September 11, 2017 8:51 PM

        Not everyone is going to buy a switch. A huge portion of those with the NES classic for example have zero desire for a switch. There is some overlap but it's not 50/50

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      September 11, 2017 3:10 PM

      There will be plenty, for a moment, and then they'll be no more. Ever.

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      September 11, 2017 4:18 PM

      Plenty for the scalpers to buy, maybe.

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      September 11, 2017 5:36 PM

      Hah, Fils-Aime is making some really bold claims there. Sure, I'd like to believe him, but history has suggested to err on the side of extreme doubt.

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      September 11, 2017 5:58 PM

      File that one under "I'll be believe it when I see it"

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      September 11, 2017 7:06 PM


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      September 11, 2017 9:23 PM

      FUCK 'EM!

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        September 11, 2017 10:43 PM

        10000? Let's just cross a zero off

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      September 11, 2017 9:39 PM


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      September 11, 2017 10:33 PM

      ""The good news, at least for consumers in the Americas, is we're going to continue to make the NES Classic available. With the ongoing level of supply, the ongoing demand is going to be met. We know the concern," Reggie Fils-Aime said about the NES Classic Edition."

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        September 12, 2017 5:37 AM

        Well it looks like they're extending SNES shipping into 2018 and bringing back NES classic sometime next summer, so we should eventually get it all taken care of.

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      September 12, 2017 6:26 AM

      Nintendo was pretty upfront about NES classic supplies being limited at the time, so I don't see any reason why they would be lying about this. I just think it's kinda crazy that Nintendo are listening to the demands of the players/consumers rather than just telling us what we want like they usually try to do.

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