Nintendo has officially confirmed its plans to dramatically increase production of the SNES Classic Edition console. The move comes as the company wants to make sure everyone can buy one for themselves when it officially releases on September 29th.
Nintendo seemingly doesn’t want to repeat the same mistakes it did with last year’s NES Classic Edition. As the outrageous demand for the console far exceeded supply which drove prices much higher than the original $60 price tag. Eventually, Nintendo was forced to discontinue the wildly popular product.
The company hopes to tackle this issue with the SNES Classic by increasing its production, even though pre-orders sold out as soon as they went live last month. Also, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé asserts that buyers should not purchase the console as soon as it arrives on e-commerce sites.
“I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites,” Fils-Aimé said in statement. “You shouldn’t [have to] pay more than $79.99.”
The console’s pre-orders went live last month. As expected, it has already sold out on all websites where it was open for pre-orders. Besides, it’s also unclear if additional pre-orders will go live in the near future, before the console’s official release on September 29. It would be interesting to see if Nintendo can meet the demand for its SNES Classic Edition, given the strong emotional connection gamers have with NES games.
The SNES Classic comes pre-loaded with 21 games, unlike the NES Classic that came with 30. Notably, it comes with the never before released title Star Fox 2, along with other popular games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, EarthBound, Final Fantasy III, and more. Box contents include the console itself, along with one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable, an AC adapter, and with two wired SNES Classic Controllers.