Reggie Fils-Aimé recently sat down with the Financial Times and this month’s ever-popular product, the SNES Classic, was the center of attention. The original article is hidden behind a paywall on Financial Times’ site, yet Gamespot’s report of it pulled some very interesting quotes.

What sticks out the most is that, “Fils-Aimé said Nintendo said the company was not holding back stock on purpose to create an artificial scarcity situation. Nintendo did not produce enough units, Fils-Aimé said, because the models that Nintendo looked at for retro consoles from other companies apparently showed they might not be very popular.” This is another factor in what caused the craziness of the NES Classic’s low stock and given the data from it, the SNES Classic may avoid this after all. Reggie follows it up by saying that Nintendo has already “dramatically increased” production of the system.

Mr. Fils-Aimé also commented on the scalper side of things, saying that you shouldn’t pay more than retail price for the nostalgic console.:

“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,”

Still, if you’re worried about not securing one, here at Nintendo Wire we are holding a giveaway of the system! Entering that over on our Twitter account can calm your nerves?

Need something else to keep you occupied? While waiting for September 29th to roll around you can check out our month long series, Super September, where we cover a game a day from the SNES Classic’s line up.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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  1. SashaDarkCloud says:

    I think it is amazing how Reggie will state that you should not buy from scalpers, yet there is nothing being done about their OWN retail partners doing the same thing.

    For example, the bundles from GameStop and ThinkGeek, forcing customers to purchase additional products for a higher price to own the system. This should not be allowed in NIntendo’s agreement. They did the same thing when the original NES classic was released, and this behavior should not be repeated.

    Plus, you would also think that Nintendo should have held back the release date of the SNES classic until they had ample levels of stock. You would think they would learn, and if they couldn’t produce enough units then wait till you do. Why did they do this yet again?

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