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Nintendo says Switch supply is currently good, 3DS on track to sell more in US this year than last

Nintendo made a promise to do a better job with Switch stock, and they've come through on that promise. It is definitely easier to find a Switch out there at retail right now, but it's not a 100% sure thing. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the situation.

"Our supply chain is very robust. Product is arriving at stores and to our dot-com retailers literally every day. The best advice is to look across the full landscape of retail. I did that this morning, and at least here in the Pacific Northwest, you could go to a GameStop location near me and find the hardware. I looked online, and Target.com had Switch available. Some retailers might have it available in their physical stores, but not online. The trick is really to just look around. Do a little bit of homework. There is supply out in the marketplace right now.

If a consumer wants a Nintendo Switch and they see it on the shelf, they need to buy it then and there, because as we get closer to Christmas it's going to become more challenging to find. I would not advise a consumer who wants a Nintendo Switch to wait until the 23rd or 24th, because you risk being disappointed."

Many people might believe the 3DS has been left in the dust thanks to Switch, but Reggie revealed some info that shows consumers have not forgotten about the 3DS at all.

"In the United States we're on track to actually sell more Nintendo 3DS systems this year than we did last year. That's incredible for a system that has been out in the marketplace and is enjoying its seventh holiday right now."

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Interesting how releasing a new model in the 3DS family actually increases sales. They made the standard non bundled new 3ds release super limited last year.

hinph
Wed Dec 13 17 03:07pm
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They got their shit together in time for Christmas on the Switch stock. I was truly expecting some Tickle-Me-Elmo on this, but I guess they had a plan.

Kimishima is pretty good at running this company so far.

I can see how this can happen because finding the New Nintendo 3DS last Christmas season was a challenge unless you wanted to pay extra to get it from a re-seller or got lucky like I did. It's nice to see Nintendo keeping up with demand.

Nintendo better hope Citra doesn't ruin 3DS sales

Barely anyone knows what Citra is. Piracy and such requires a lot more effort and knowledge on 3DS than it did on DS where it was stupidly easy for people to pump flash carts.

I doubt Citra has had more than a extremely minimal effect on 3DS sales.

peen2
Thu Dec 14 17 05:14pm
Rating: 1

Except on the 3DS, you can actually get games directly from the eShop servers... for free! People can easily hack their 3DSes if they watch a lot of YouTube tutorials... or get the emulator and skip the hassle

A darn shame too. People need to save money from crappy Nintendo hardware

Still supply constrained outside US and parts of europe, mainly in Japan. They mainly shifted Japanese stock to US.

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