The NES Classic Mini last year was a total trainwreck in terms of having enough stock available to meet the ravenous demand people had for it. When Nintendo announced the SNES Classic Mini earlier this year, they promised everyone that there would be more stock available- something that was not evident with the disaster that the pre-orders for the system turned out to be.
However, speaking in an interview with The Financial Times (via GameSpot) Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime emphasized that the company will in fact have more than enough stock to meet the demand for the system, strongly urging people against purchasing the system at inflated prices from scalpers.
“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,” Fils-Aime said.
Hopefully he is right, because I have not managed to pre-order one myself yet (and I do want one)- and also because, frankly, the constant shortages endemic to each new Nintendo product launch are frankly tiresome, and I would really rather that this company, which has been in business for over a hundred years now, get its act together as far as stock and supply go.