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Title: SNES Classic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 26, 2017, 19:30:59 PM
I think we all knew this was coming, but Nintendo has made it official and announced a new mini console based on the SNES.

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Nice selection of games and the inclusion of the unreleased Star Fox 2 is very cool, but at 21 total it seems a little small to me. I'm sure it will sell like crazy though, now we just have to see how many they produce!



Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: Greyfox on June 26, 2017, 23:05:24 PM
Already sold out in most online vendors simply after 3 hours after the announcement, I truly hope Nintendo make enough of these than the Nes Mini was to make this accessible to all
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: zapiy on June 26, 2017, 23:09:26 PM
pre orders should be banned lol.
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: TrekMD on June 26, 2017, 23:57:50 PM
LOL  Looks like they may have learned the lesson:  Nintendo promises ‘significantly more’ SNES Classics than NES Classics — but there’s a catch (https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/26/15875446/snes-classic-edition-nintendo-pre-order-stock-sales).
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: JoeMusashi on June 27, 2017, 09:59:52 AM
Pre-orders destined for eBay no doubt...

If they dont make enough of these and I dont get one then Nintendo are dead to me. I'll sell all Nintendo stuff I own in a flash sale, or maybe even burn it.
Not bothered about getting it on release day just having one eventually is enough for me. It does look ace.
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: JoeMusashi on June 27, 2017, 13:27:44 PM
Yeah.........

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRE-SALE-SNES-MINI-NINTENDO-CLASSIC-MINI-SUPER-NINTENDO-SYSTEM-/272737528699?hash=item3f806c6b7b:g:Kz8AAOSwyWZZUkro (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRE-SALE-SNES-MINI-NINTENDO-CLASSIC-MINI-SUPER-NINTENDO-SYSTEM-/272737528699?hash=item3f806c6b7b:g:Kz8AAOSwyWZZUkro)
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: TrekMD on June 27, 2017, 14:23:47 PM
It's not even out and people are overpaying for this already?
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 27, 2017, 15:35:49 PM
It's almost like what Disney used to do with their VHS movies. They would release them for a limited time and then pull them from shelves and put them back in the vault. I didn't really understand it then and I don't understand it now. They're creating artificial scarcity and making their products way more valuable than they really are. So far people are taking it but at what point will they have enough?

For me there's also the fact that I payed a lot of money for the Switch and there's still no kind of Virtual Console on it. I would love to be able to play all these games on it but instead I would have to buy a Classic for more money and have another device hooked up to my TV. Seems like a slap in the face to early adopters of the Switch.
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: TrekMD on July 28, 2017, 13:25:46 PM
Well, looks like things are already not looking good:  Nintendo has a fiasco on its hands with the new Super Nintendo Classic (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nintendo-fiasco-hands-super-nintendo-140548028.html).
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 28, 2017, 15:06:38 PM
Yep, it's not out for a couple months yet and it's already a mess. People just need to say no, stop buying these and stop supporting this practice. Of course they won't though and nothing will change.
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: JoeMusashi on July 28, 2017, 20:48:25 PM
What's the problem? I'm sure there are plenty of companies in Shenzhen willing to churn these out and it's not like Nintendo are short of industry experience. I really don't get it. They could literally sell millions of these things.


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Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: TrekMD on July 29, 2017, 03:32:51 AM
I don't think we'll understand why this is happening.  They had the supply issue last year and it seems they didn't learn from it. As you say, they can easily make tons of these to sell. 
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: AmigaJay on July 31, 2017, 08:28:36 AM
They know what they are doing, its the old supply and demand trick, yes it may seem as though they lose sales because there isn't enought to go round, but because they want people to think they need to order from day one they get the instant rush and big pre orders which outweigh what they would have sold if it just sat on a Toys r Us shelf like, i have no doubt the Switch is selling better because people 'must have it' when infact they dont really because there is sod all exclusives bar 'Arms' , its not a new tactic but its working for Nintendo even though people seem to think they are mad.
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 22, 2017, 19:10:53 PM
Well, pre-orders for these started going up today in NA. I wasn't going to get one just because of how Nintendo handles these, but once I saw the link come up I had to get one lol. They were gone in a couple minutes so I was lucky to get one!
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: TrekMD on August 22, 2017, 19:32:24 PM
I'm not even going to try.  LOL
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: zapiy on August 23, 2017, 10:45:53 AM
Me too. Nintendo you stink


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Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: Vadergb on August 23, 2017, 12:42:25 PM
I can't understand the pre-orders being this late and seemingly understocked.

Ive got two UK pre-orders from two months ago that have already been paid for, the second one is insurance against not getting the first. Ive already offered it to a mate at cost.

Nintendo know people will re-buy old games multiple times (I'm certainly guilty of this), I don't understand the stock shortages - If the US wants 3m mini Snes's make 3 million mini Snes's.
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: TrekMD on August 19, 2018, 04:20:44 AM
For anyone with an SNES Classic, this may be of interest:  Play original SNES carts on the SNES mini with Classic 2 Magic (https://hackinformer.com/2018/08/18/play-original-snes-carts-on-the-snes-mini-with-classic-2-magic/)
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 19, 2018, 04:36:16 AM
Now that's very cool! Definitely interested.  :)
Title: Re: SNES Classic
Post by: zapiy on August 29, 2018, 11:34:20 AM
Thats awesome.. love seeing stuff like this.