Nintendo Increases SNES Classic Inventory, NES Classic Returning to Stores

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  1. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Wow, Nintendo? Doing something right? How did that happen? :blink:

    Also, Nintendo Life has confirmed this as well
    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/20...ic_mini_and_increasing_snes_classic_inventory

    Regardless, it won't be as difficult to get one, had they stuck with the original 2017 only initially. Having more stock through 2018 will make things a bit less crazy methinks. Never thought I'd see Nintendo actually do that.
     
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  2. Catsinabucket

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    When the NES mini was being scalped left, right and centre (hah 'when'), I imported a Famicom Mini. It was cheaper to import than to buy in the UK, with prices going around £100-£170 at the time.

    The mini was about £52 (seems Yahoo Auctions Japan didn't have as big a problem with scalpers), shipping was about £12 and customs was about £20.

    The lower price was pretty convenient for me since I far preferred the Famicom mini over the NES mini :P
     
  3. HaloEliteLegend

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    They should keep making it as long as its making money.
     
  4. the_randomizer

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    Definitely within the realm of possibility, I didn't expect this at all XD
     
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    I've got a preorder but i'm taking this news with a grain of salt because they also said that way back then with the NES mini and those were just PR lies. Good be true but i advise to take this with a grain of salt.
     
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    They weren't lies. Scalpers just beat you to it.
     
  7. kumikochan

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    Come on, they even said more units were coming and everybody would have the chance to buy one and they didn't. They stopped making them and give a totally different statement after that. And scalpers didn't beat me to it since i got one sorry dude
     
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    And I hope every single one of those scalpers gets gypped/ripped off.
     
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    The last statement doesn't change what I said. Good on you for getting one, not that it's important.
     
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    Good for you and congratulations? :rolleyes:
     
  11. kumikochan

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    It does. They said the same thing with the NES, made promises they didn't keep and then changed their statement entirely after that so it def does.

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    salty much ?
     
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    I'll believe it when I see it Nintendo
     
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    Sooooooon... Ish.
     
  14. the_randomizer

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    So what if I am? Anyways, scalpers will still be an issue even with the increased stock.
     
  15. VitaType

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    Great. Please Nintendo, now sell the SNES controllers without the mini console as well. That's really all I care about.
     
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    Well Nintendo can easily combat this by only allowing 1 to 2 reservations per order and per person but by seeing the large amount of money they're making from scalpers + the increase in the branding of their name by selling out, well i doubt they will.
     
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    This. Something for the retailers to stick to as well.

    Didn't Walmart cancel all preorders at one point to enforce this? Oo
     
  18. kumikochan

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    Well Nintendo has to force retailers to do so. A retailer still has to listen to the demands of the seller so as long as Nintendo doesn't enforce shops to do this well nothing is gonna change and happen. You'll see the same shit happening over and over again and why ? Because Nintendo makes a shitload of money from scalpers while increasing the branding of their own name by selling out. It's a win win situation for them anyway and that's how they acted with the NES mini so that's also why i'm taking everything with a grain of salt Nintendo is claiming and saying.
     
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    I already posted this earlier.... pull your finger out :P
     
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    By luck i was able to pre-order one for xmas gift to someone now I wish I could get one just for me and this news I truly hope I will be able to get my hands on it :D