Login

Japan - Rakuten sells out of 1,000 Switch units in less than 2 minutes

Want a good indicator of how hard it is to get a Switch in Japan, and how quickly they go out of stock? Japanese e-commerce site Rakuten had 1,000 Switch units up for grabs, and every single one of them sold out in less than 2 minutes. Looks like Nintendo's stock replenishment alongside Splatoon 2 simply isn't enough to satisfy demand!

Categories: Deals and Finds, Consoles
Tags: switch

Comments

Top Rated Comment

The issue of the switch not being manufactured enough is because the parts needed are currently hard to find, limiting the amount of systems Nintendo can manufacture. This is not an issue of whether they are too lazy to make more Switches or not.

Nintendo better double or triple their efforts.

This is why they should have waited another year for the SNES Classic, and skipped the New 2DS altogether. At least 80% of their manufacturing power should be focused on meeting Switch demand. Strike while the iron is hot, Nintendo!

How is the new 2DS effecting the SNES Classic? Please tell me. I'd love to hear.

Nintendo has limited manufacturing resources. This is the reason they gave for the discontinuation of the NES Classic. Why focus on an unnecessary New 2DS model, or another Classic, when they're struggling to meet demand for Switch?

lol ok

They have limited troubles for the Switch. They've never said anything about the 2DS or SNES.

Needing to focus their resources on Switch was the reason they gave for discontinuing the NES Classic. Why wouldn't the SNES and 2DS take away resources if the NES did? 🙄

The issue of the switch not being manufactured enough is because the parts needed are currently hard to find, limiting the amount of systems Nintendo can manufacture. This is not an issue of whether they are too lazy to make more Switches or not.

Not to mention, limiting Supply does not actually help with increasing demand. Nintendo, as a company, would not consider benefiting those who scalp purely to increase the demand of a game system that they cannot meet expectations on.

Nintendo wants that extra money people are willing to pay on scalped Switches. They want that spent on games and accessories. Not to a scalper.

grcpan
Wed Aug 02 17 09:05am
(Updated 1 time)

If this keeps up all the way to holidays it is going to be a disaster. I am hoping that Nintendo is keeping a lot of stock for that period. Holidays will be Nintendo's big chance to sell an insane amount of Switches now that the console is extremely hot, they can't go into holidays with massive stock issues.

Rakuten getting just 1000 switches is very worrying.

Want to join this discussion?

You should like, totally log in or sign up!