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post #101 of 437
I still have my NES, SNES and N64. For a while, I was buying used games on eBay, stuff I wanted as a kid but never had. But lots of those games didn't work, despite my efforts to resuscitate them.
post #102 of 437
I played my SNES daily and damn near wore it out. The only game I didn't play was Star Fox 2, for obvious reasons.

I'd only be interested in buying one of these to resell it, but I'm not that kind of person.

I own enough new games I haven't had a chance to finish yet.

Buying one of these just isn't worth the hassle.
post #103 of 437
I actually bought all of the SNES Classics, guys, so they can sit on my bookcase.
post #104 of 437

In situations like this, retailers need to adopt the same system event ticket sellers do: once the item is in your basket and you're placing the order, that item is reserved for two or three minutes while the order is confirmed and processed.

 

I, no doubt like thousands, had it and clicked to place the order just to have it already be sold out. How is it sold out if I have it in my basket and I'm placing the order?

post #105 of 437

If you have a Gamestop near you, they will accept preorders in store. Mine is expecting to be sold out in an hour or two, but I am running there now.

post #106 of 437
Thread Starter 
Got one pre-ordered at Gamestop. Feels good.
post #107 of 437
That is weird how the online stores are fucking customers over. When you buy concert tix or reserved seating for a movie, they don't just give your seat to some other jerkoff who's also trying to complete a purchase at the same time.
post #108 of 437
Completely agree. But they like the activity. So the inventory is controlled at "place order" not "add to cart".

Which sucks. More importantly, why not limit to 2 per order (or address)? I know they just want the sales, couldn't the company request that for initial pre-orders?
post #109 of 437
I picked up a NES and SNES back in the mid-'00s back when "retro gaming" was the province of nerds with emulators and the market hadn't shot up for anything except genuine rarities like Earthbound, so I managed to pick up a fair chunk of the games I wanted to play.

No Megaman X2 though. That thing is like unicorn poop.
post #110 of 437

All the Gamestops are out of in-store preorders. One guy said they had 8 and 16 people in line.

 

It's over. Maybe I'll get one next summer when retailers roll them out mysteriously...

post #111 of 437
All of you need to go to Could432's house.
post #112 of 437
I actually still have a yellowed up SNES that still works and a handful of classic games.

But I just like the cuteness of this. Especially the U.K. one.

Considering how sporadically I play video games at all, I doubt I'll even use this new thing much. It's just such a cute nice-to-have.

And because everyone else wants from a limited supply, I have a kneejerk desire to get one too.

NO

FREE

WILL

If I actually manage to get the U.K. one shipped to me, I was planning on gifting the US one to a friend of mine who had completely brushed aside any hope of getting one.

Many thanks to mongy (and my late nights) for sparing me from getting pissed at these online retailers this morning.
post #113 of 437
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

All of you need to go to Could432's house.

I literally live 200 yards behind a Gamestop and work from home. Praise be.
post #114 of 437
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

If I actually manage to get the U.K. one shipped to me, I was planning on gifting the US one to a friend of mine who had completely brushed aside any hope of getting one.

 

Is it me? It's me, right? Nooj, have I told you how nice you look today?

post #115 of 437
I actually asked my mother to run over to her local GS (in small town SC) after calling them. She got there just in time to be the first person they could say "sorry, we are sold out" to. The guy in front of her got the last pre-order.

I'm 43 years old.
post #116 of 437

Made it to my Gamestop. What is normally a 2 minute drive (it's two blocks from my work), turned into a 15 minute drive due to construction, school being back in session and lunch rush. I got in line -- 6th place. About 30 more people came in and got in line behind me. Each person in front of me placed a pre-order for it. The guy in front of me gets in his pre-order and the clerk hands him the receipt and says.....

 

"and you just got the last pre-order."

 

I...

post #117 of 437
This is the new Depression thread.
post #118 of 437
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

Is it me? It's me, right? Nooj, have I told you how nice you look today?

NOT TODAY, DT!!! unless you were the friend who I visited in Ohio last month!

goddamn... sorry wd40...
post #119 of 437

Nooj you look so nice today.

 

Holy shit, like if [hunky hollywood star] had a baby with [hunky hollywood star], that baby would take lookin'-good tips from you.

 

I mean, god damn.

post #120 of 437

Got a text from a friend of mine in another town who knew I was going to try and track one of these down.

 

He tried to snag one for me and got the same problem I had with clicking check-out and it telling him they were sold out.

post #121 of 437
If Ryan Reynolds and Chris Pratt had a kid together...

...I would see that film.
post #122 of 437

I rage-quit.

post #123 of 437
wd40 chucks his controller on the floor and beats feet out of the room.
post #124 of 437

Just out of curiosity, I started pricing out what it would take to get this with all of the components separately. Then I vomited.

post #125 of 437

A brand new copy of Mega Man X alone goes for $350+ on Amazon.

 

I just don't get it. Nintendo knew this thing was going to be a monster after what happened with the NES Classic. It had to be cheap as fuck to produce the units, so why not make millions of them, keep making them and print fucking money from now until everyone has one?

 

They're leaving an unfathomable amount of money on the table here. If I were a shareholder who owned a significant portion of the company, I'd be losing my shit.

post #126 of 437

When has Nintendo EVER made a smart business decision?

 

I swear their fucking board meetings look like this:

 

post #127 of 437

The only two things I can possibly fathom as to why both units are so limited is 1) to reduce waste so these aren't sitting on shelves collecting dust 2) to be respectful of collectors so their used cartridges don't lose value.

 

I guess?

post #128 of 437

Son of a bitch... getting text and email notifications after the SNES is sold out be like...

 

post #129 of 437
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post
 

When has Nintendo EVER made a smart business decision?

There was a time when they did. For almost the past 20 years, however, they've shown they don't know how to learn from mistakes. FFS, if Robert Downey Jr. can then surely the oldest video game maker should be able to.

post #130 of 437
The video game crash of the early '80s is why there are so few consoles being sold today. Atari and the also-rans all saturated the market with product and nearly tanked the industry. It informed Nintendo's approach to the market moving forward.

By limiting the amount of product that's available, they're creating greater demand. Never mind they're selling an obsolete console and games. That it's rare and not everyone will get one overshadows the fact that most of us haven't given a shit about SNES in 20 years.

They're guaranteed to sell out, so retailers won't be returning unsold units. Nintendo won't lose any money on this venture. Sure, they could potentially make more, but this model works for them. It's why they're still here and you're not clamoring for TurboGrafix 16 right now.
post #131 of 437

eBay has said on Twitter that the SNES Classic sales are currently against their policies. They're deleting every listing and encouraging people to report scalpers.

post #132 of 437

Great! Now I'm NEVER gonna get one!

post #133 of 437
I'm already pissed I haven't gotten the N64 Classic they'll release next year.
post #134 of 437
The N64 Classic would have like five games total.
post #135 of 437
Toys R Us won't do preorders.

So that's my in. Get there early on release day, camp out and get one before going to work.
post #136 of 437
good luck!
post #137 of 437
Thank you, handsome man.
post #138 of 437
I may try the same at TRU. We will see how I feel the night before.
post #139 of 437
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post

The N64 Classic would have like five games total.

 

You're selling the N64 library short.

 

1080° Snowboarding

Animal Crossing

Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie

Blast Corps

Bomberman 64/The Second Attack/Hero

Castlevania 64/Legacy Of Darkness

ClayFighter 63⅓: Sculptor's Cut

Conker's Bad Fur Day

Cruis'n USA/World/Exotica

Custom Robo/V2

Diddy Kong Racing

Donkey Kong 64

Doshin The Giant

Dr. Mario 64

Excitebike 64

F-Zero X

Forsaken 64

Gex 64: Enter The Gecko/Deep Cover Gecko

Goemon's Great Adventure

GoldenEye 007/The World Is Not Enough

Harvest Moon 64

Jet Force Gemini

Killer Instinct Gold

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time/Majora's Mask

Mario Artist

Mario Golf

Mario Kart 64

Mario Party 1/2/3

Mario Tennis

Mickey's Speedway USA

Mischief Makers

Ogre Battle 64: Person Of Lordly Caliber

Paper Mario

Perfect Dark

Pilotwings 64

Pokémon Stadium 1/2/Snap

Resident Evil 2

Rocket: Robot On Wheels

San Francisco Rush/2049

Shadow Man

SimCity 64/2000

Sin And Punishment

Star Fox 64

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron/Shadow Of The Empire/Episode I: Racer/Battle For Naboo

StarCraft 64

Super Mario 64

Super Smash Bros.

Tetrisphere/The New Tetris

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1/2/3

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter/2: Seeds of Evil/3: Shadow Of Oblivion/Rage Wars

Wave Race 64

Yoshi's Story


Edited by Barry Woodward - 8/23/17 at 12:28am
post #140 of 437
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was how I burned through many dateless nights during my freshman year of college.
post #141 of 437

When has this company, that has been in business for well over a hundred years, that carries billions of the dollars in the bank as a matter of policy, ever made a good business decision?

post #142 of 437
Well, they decided not to make "Super Mario Bros: The Movie, Part 2."
post #143 of 437

One thing I never thought of, and someone reminded me of on my YouTube channel, is the fact that pre-orders have always meant a gauge for how much stock should be produced.

 

When I was growing up, pre-orders were taken so that the manufacturer knew how many units to produce and send to retailers.

 

This shit ain't pre-ordering, it's straight up fucking ordering.

post #144 of 437

I mean, honestly Nintendo I dont need this stress in my life and I am resentful about it. I'm not denying any of that. Its frustrating and dumb.

 

On the other hand, if I come out of this warzone with one of these fucking things in my hand, in the early hours of release day, I will be more giddy and excited than I have been since I unwrapped an N64 on Christmas way the fuck back in the day. Nintendo knows what they are doing. It is a brutal and unfair business.

post #145 of 437
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Well, they decided not to make "Super Mario Bros: The Movie, Part 2."

I am still...

 

waiting...

post #146 of 437
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Originally Posted by Zhukov View Post
 

I mean, honestly Nintendo I dont need this stress in my life and I am resentful about it. I'm not denying any of that. Its frustrating and dumb.

 

On the other hand, if I come out of this warzone with one of these fucking things in my hand, in the early hours of release day, I will be more giddy and excited than I have been since I unwrapped an N64 on Christmas way the fuck back in the day. Nintendo knows what they are doing. It is a brutal and unfair business.

 

What are they doing, though? There's no increased demand by limited supply here. There is already wild, raging demand. They succeeded. They won. Everyone wants this. You can't tell me that they're selling these things at a loss for $80 a pop -- they've got to be cheap as hell to manufacture.

 

Just make a shit-ton of them, make a crazy amount of money, and also make people happy. How is NOT doing these three things the right business decision?

post #147 of 437

The Nintendo aura. They've always done this crap, going back to the NINTENDO SEAL OF APPROVAL. Its not about maximizing profits right now, at this moment, but about ensuring profits over the long-term. 

post #148 of 437

Also, they don't really use contract manufacturers, as far as I know. Scaling up at the assembly level can be an extremely tricky thing. I would imagine they are simply focusing on maximizing their existing throughput, rather than expending a shit-ton of investment to increase total volume for an item that is ultimately going to be limited in nature. You can introduce a lot of vectors for quality issues (which we saw when they tried to respond to Switch demand) by just trying to scale up whats already in place.

post #149 of 437
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Originally Posted by Zhukov View Post
 

I mean, honestly Nintendo I dont need this stress in my life and I am resentful about it. I'm not denying any of that. Its frustrating and dumb.

Agreed. I'm somewhat embarrassed by how annoyed and stressed this made me yesterday. It's just a damn repackaging of some 25+ year old video games. But, like DT said, it's my favorite console of all time. Apparently my co-workers avoided interacting with me yesterday because I was in the foulest mood.

post #150 of 437

My sister pledged - unprompted - to go to a second Toys R Us the morning of the 29th, doubling down on my getting one.

 

She's pretty cool.

 

Yeah, my mood yesterday was in the basement.

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