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Reggie: Nintendo working on SNES Classic Edition supply, no plans to discount Switch

Posted on November 17, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

The Super NES Classic Edition has been in much better supply compared to its predecessor, the original NES Classic Edition. However, that doesn’t mean units are readily available. Many consumers are still having trouble finding the hardware in stores.

Thankfully, as we know, Nintendo is handling the situation with the SNES Classic Edition fairly well. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told The Washington Post that the company is working to have a regular supply for the rest of the year. This also applies to Switch as well.

Reggie did add that it can be tough to predict what demand will be like. Also, he noted that Nintendo has tried to learn from the supply issues surrounding the NES Classic Edition. Nintendo has increased its supply this time around, and intends to continue selling it next year.

As for Switch, Reggie said Nintendo has no plans to discount the console. “We’re focusing on making sure we have robust supply at retail,” he said.


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  • Aline Piroutek

    Discounts are needed when people don’t want to buy your games/consoles.
    As Switch, Zelda, Mario, SNES Classic, Splatoon 2 are still selling, no discounts.

  • Aline Piroutek

    We need a discount here. Switch by $650 still too pricey for us. Xbox One and PS4 are the same $650 in oficial shops.
    Yeah, I know no discount is going to happen. No oficial Nintendo Switch selling here.

    • Roto Prime

      Ouch, that is too much money!

    • Douglas Siano

      Is that in Space Dollars?

      • Aline Piroutek


        • Ryosuke Yamada

          650US$ is crazy for the Switch! In my area it’s 650$ but it comes with (read: forced bundled) with 2 games thanks to our terrible distributor.

          • Aline Piroutek

            *without games bundled.

      • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

        Space dollars hahahaha

    • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

      Brazilian distributors are a band of thieves that is the problem

      • Rodrigo Coelho Costa Junior

        sad but true.
        Also true for our government

    • Dascylus

      You’ll have to take this complaint up with your local black market console distributor.

      • Aline Piroutek

        We have taken even when a official distribution existed. The consoles were still the double/triple of the price in US. But yeah, nothing happens and Nintendo got out.

  • gurbeergill

    Nintendo could probably charge more for the thing and still sell out. Pretty sure they wouldn’t do that, but they could.

  • Roto Prime

    3 years at normal price would be epic, just bundle with game!

  • FutureFox

    I care about amazon’s plans to discount.

  • AJK

    When it still sells out when it’s in stock then there’s no need to discount.

  • Mark

    Yeah – not only is it selling at a far faster rate than their best hopes, but there are retailers that are still having issues meeting demand. I live in the boonies, so I usually can see Switches at my local WalMart, but when I go into the city it’s not so common.

    Besides, the only other reason for cutting the price of a well-moving system is to stick it to your competition, something that just doesn’t make sense at the moment for Nintendo to do. Few consumers who go to the store looking for a Switch are going to say “Oh, well,” when they can’t find it and spend their money on a Sony or Microsoft machine. Just like how consumers wouldn’t just buy an Apple laptop if the newest iPad is sold out. Switch has sold this well despite being priced at, and sometimes under, the other current gen consoles. It’ll do fine.

    • At/under? At launch, the 1TB PS/XB consoles were $250, usually with a game bundled. Now they’re $190-200. Switch is the most expensive by far.

      • Mark

        Oops, that was supposed to be “At, or sometimes over.” Good catch!

  • MagcargoMan

    At JB Hifi the other day I saw at least twelve SNES Minis on a wall, and then another four at EB Games. Mustn’t be as heavily wanted here or something.