Nintendo is a very strange company. They are notorious for blaming console shortages on manufacturing issues. Sure, when a new console hits the market, I expect supply to be limited. Yet, Sony and Microsoft get stock to meet demand relatively quickly and we soon see their consoles consistently on store shelves. Hell, even the PSVR is now somewhat readily available at stores around me. Yet Nintendo magically can’t produce consoles to meet the demand. BS!
In the last two weeks, we’ve received news that Nintendo was no longer making the NES Classic Edition. You know, because they hate money. Many of us will never get our hands on that fun piece of nostalgia. Well, that is unless we cave to the scalpers and pay their stupidly inflated price for it on eBay. Well, now there is rumor that Big N will be releasing an SNES Mini. It is just rumor at this point.
The SNES is still my favorite console. It got me though some pretty rough times in my life. I’ve spent countless hours with good friends playing various games on that system. I’d be bluffing if I said this rumor didn’t get me excited. However, that excitement is quickly crushed when I remember that Nintendo hates money and will probably only make like five of these systems. Grrr!
Really, come the eff on Nintendo. If this rumor is true, meet the demand for the SNES Mini. Don’t blame low stock on manufacturing issues. Keeping stock low just so you can ride the demand wave is infuriating. The only people who benefit from this crap are the scalpers who ultimately just sell the system for a profit. Yet, you will most likely keep the scalpers in business while the rest of us sit and wonder wtf happened to you.
Nintendo, it might be time to put the sake down and sober up. That is about the only real explanation behind what you’ve been the last few years.