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Oh no! Nintendo warns of holiday season Switch shortages

Oh no! Nintendo warns of holiday season Switch shortages

"You shouldn't have to pay more than $79.99".

Fils-Aime goes on to say that people should resist the temptation to shell out to scalpers on sites like eBay.

What sticks out the most is that, "Fils-Aimé said Nintendo said the company was not holding back stock on objective to create an artificial scarcity situation".

Stores blew through their stock in minutes, leading many to fear that getting their hands on one of the $80 retro gaming systems would be just as hard as it was to obtain last year's NES Classic Edition.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES mini for short, won't run into the same sorts of supply shortages that befell its NES mini predecessor, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Speaking of the upcoming Retro console, Nintendo has revealed that SNES Classic is a form of a virtual console.

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Speaking to the FT during a Variety event, Nintendo's United States chief expressed confidence that enough of the consoles are being built to satisfy demand this time around. And there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply.

As for Nintendo Switch, availability is a bit less certain. In July, an online retailer put "thousands" of NES Classic consoles up for sale, all of them bundled into high-priced packages that included other assorted swag. "But managing that complex supply chain is a challenge".

"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". "We don't want to have a consumer disappointed by not being able to get one for the holiday season".

So, if you wanted an SNES Classic this year, you might be in luck.

If there is one problem which companies are probably okay with having is that the public wants their product too much.