"I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites", Fils-Aime continued."You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99". But Fils-Aimé says that those issues were "outside our control", implicitly moving the blame to the retailers. If Nintendo can indeed meet demand this year, you shouldn't have to drop more than the $80 asking price. Talking about the possibility of VR coming to the company's latest product, the Nintendo Switch, Fils-Aime said that the "problem with VR is that there aren't a lot of experiences that are truly fun".
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. Indeed, the NES Classic runs for many times over its initial price point at some auction sites.
However, given that's never been the company's style, and we can expect more shortages throughout the holiday season. Thus, they underestimated their own NES Classic. Deciding not to guarantee anything, he admits "there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply". "We don't want to have a consumer disappointed by not being able to get one for the holiday season".
As for Nintendo Switch, availability is a bit less certain.
They're playing it coy with the Switch too, as Reggie explained to The Financial Times when prodded about Switch supply, that "There is not one choke point, there are multiple choke points".
"Certainly the demand is there and the supply chain is there".
Will you be dashing to grab a SNES classic or a Switch this year? He went on to say that people who want one shouldn't be tempted to pay over the odds.