People around the world who are trying to hoard the upcoming Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition are starting to receive a slap in the face. Already in the U.S. orders have been canceled and now Amazon UK multiple order are receiving notifications that their orders have been canceled, in a way.
Amazon UK recently let customers know that their pre-order for multiple Super NES Classic Editions have been reduced do a single unit. They are stating this on limited stock and giving everyone a fair chance. The Super NES Classic Edition follows the highly popular NES Classic Edition. The Super NES version, which was announced in June, will come with two controllers, HDMI hook up, and 21 games built in for $80.
Last year for a limited run, Nintendo released the NES Classic edition, which quickly sold out whenever a new shipment hit the shelves. Many times, the shipments never even saw the shelf. And then, out of the blue, the Super Mario creator stopped making it. Fans were irate and wanted Nintendo to continue producing the retro console, but now, they are coming out with the follow up to the NES, the Super NES. While fans hope they will be able to get their hands on one, another limited run and people trying to buy bulk to resell for much higher prices on the secondary market will make that as difficult as it was to grab the NES Classic.
Emails going out from Amazon to those who ordered multiple units basically have been told that there has been a change in the availability of the item and they apologize that they have had to shift their order from multiple units to just one, according to Tech Times.
Nintendo does not want people to be scalping the new units like the NES Classic Edition was. They truly want fans of the classic games to be able to buy them, and relive their youth, growing up playing these classic titles, but they are not willing to mass market the device, focusing that on the company’s current console, the Nintendo Switch. Last year, when the NES Classic was released, eBay say copies hit their pages with insanely marked up prices.
The Redmond, Washington company will be producing more Super NES units than the NES Classic, giving more people a chance to get their hands on it. However, once stock runs out, it is unlikely they will produce more. There has been no word if they will follow up the NES Classic and Super NES Classic with a Nintendo 64 Classic, but that could be coming in 2018 and then maybe a Game Cube Classic in 2019. Right now, the NES Classic and Super NES Classic have started a trend for classic games. Maybe Sony will look at a PS1 Classic Edition and Sega, which has had a classic release will revisit their console and actually add an HDMI output.
What do you think about Amazon and Nintendo limiting people from pre-ordering more than one Super NES Classic? Are you going to get one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
By Cletus Dillwood
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