Will it be enough?
Everyone is waiting on tooth and nail to get their hands on the SNES Mini. We’ve heard reports of Amazon limiting units, Ebay coming down on Scalpers, and general gossip of what shops will get what. It feels like the calm before the storm, except there is obstacle course hidden inside the storm as well. It feels like we’ll never see the light at the end of the tunnel and there will be the same story as the NES Mini.
Nintendo seems to recognise this and is doing their best to do damage control to leave people assured that everything will be fine. The official Nintendo Facebook (US one) has posted the following message to the masses. “We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by various retailers late this month.”
So we can expect some more sales later this month, but no dates given on that front. It’s a scary situation with such vague information, as the release is not too far off. It’ll see release on September 29th, and yet so many people are being vocal in their lack of a unit. Keep in mind it was only announced just a few months ago! Nintendo went on to say that we’d see “a significant amount of additional systems will be shipped to stores for launch day, and throughout the balance of the calendar year.”
What is significant exactly? No numbers or actual information has been released yet. We need strict policies on orders and plenty of stock for all major retailers, simple as. But Nintendo, for now, seems happy to speak in business jargon and be vague with their numbers. For now, all we can do is wait.
What do you think is going to happen with the SNES Mini Launch? Will it be a disaster? Or will Nintendo come through for us all in the end?