Nintendo prepares itself for a Switch shortage around Christmas

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"In this case it's not [a supply issue]", Fils-Aime said. "You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99", Fils-Aime said.

With the demand of the NES Classic resulting in supply issues, many fans were left anxious that a similar issue will arise when with the release of the forthcoming SNES Mini. According to Reggie, Nintendo was not holding back the stock on objective to create an artificial scarcity and added that they didn't produce enough units because retro consoles from other companies were not selling well which indicated that NES CLassic will also not sell well.

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As I've said before, given Nintendo's track record (not just with the NES Classic but other systems dating back years ago), there's simply no reason for gamers to believe the company will produce enough units to satisfy demand this holiday season.

Nintendo has urged fans, desperate to pick up a SNES Classic Mini, not to pay over the asking price on the secondary market. Can we do more? After all, judging from how fast its predecessor, the NES Classic, came and went, the same was bound to happen to this 21-game compilation console. Deciding not to guarantee anything, he admits "there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply".

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The Nintendo Switch has been heavily in demand since its March release, with many places experiencing stock shortages around the world due to a diminishing supply chain. "We don't want to have a consumer disappointed by not being able to get one for the holiday season". Nintendo, however, promises that production will get a major boost with the SNES Classic, and it's hopeful that consumers won't need to resort to price-gouging resellers to get one.

If there is one problem which companies are probably okay with having is that the public wants their product too much.

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