With Christmas just around the corner- Okay, up the street, – What? Why is Christmas even in Texas?! Wherever it is, Nintendo have offered some advice for not spending to much on a product of theirs.
Last year was a sort of nightmare for Nintendo’s customers. The NES classic was a hit, but due to it being a limited thing, the $79.99 console went for over $200. This year, Nintendo wants to make things right, urging customers to not buy overpriced. I’ve just run out of stuff for this paragraph. Sigh.
Nintendo aren’t budging on the whole limited edition thing, so they’ve decided to release a new console: the SNES Classic. And I think Nintendo realized they didn’t make enough of the old NES, judging from the President of Nintendo America, Regee Fils-Ameè’s, words of apology.
Managing that complex supply chain is a challenge . . . There is not one choke point, there are multiple choke points. I won’t go into any more detail but it’s not just one component.
After recaliming some ground, he, in my opinion, started to push his luck with the following excuse for low production rates
Initial NES Classic production volume had been based on the historically low sales of other retro-gaming devices from other manufacturers.
Hate to break it to you, Nintendo, but back then, nobody was really into retro gaming? Now it’s a trend. Apparently, though, somebody got there before them, because TechCrunch have now reported Nintendo as saying that both the NES and SNES classic will be avalible well into 2018.
So, as a closing thought, my advice (although I’m not a parent and don’t profess to be one, nor do I have any form of social life) would be to give your child/close friend/loved one an IOU, and them get them something in January. Why? Because it’s rumored that there are people armed with preorder bots preparing to resell their new SNESes at high prices before Christmas. Take my advice. If you dare.