1. NES Classic launched without pre-orders and thus no way to measure actual demand. Result is a very small % of potential consumers are satisfied at launch.
2. NES Classic is never readily available and then discontinued without ever satisfying consumer demand.
3. Result is lowered consumer trust, increased support for the reseller mentality who preys on the significant miss to satisfying consumer demand.
They corrected the issue related to pre-orders and being able to estimate demand. However, this stock goes instantly to not only actual consumers but what appear to be a large number of resellers who have been emboldened due to low launch qty from Wii, NES Classic, and Switch.
Question remains open about actual launch stock. Will Nintendo launch with 5MM to attempt to meet initial demand based on NES Classic popularity plus immediate sell-outs of pre-order stock in every region? OR will Nintendo once again re-enforce the reseller mentality and break consumer trust again with a paltry launch quantity?
For me, I'm sticking with what I have on my WiiU and my hope that Switch will be given a better VC than either of these awesome retro consoles. I would have bought a couple NES Classics had they been available and I would have bought SNES Classic too had pre-orders been available for any normal amount of time. But, I have zero faith of obtaining one without wasting a lot of time and effort and that simply isn't worth it when I have a large number of these games on my WiiU already.