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Nintendo details the Switch stock situation, still working to get things completely ironed out

We covered some tidbits from an interview with Nintendo's president Tatsumi Kimishima a few days back, but now more information has come from that same interview. You can see tidbits from the discussion below.

- Nintendo’s initial yearly sales projection for Switch was ten million units
- people weren't sure the Switch could hit that number in the first year, considering how poorly the Wii U did
- Kimishima says they should have made more units, but at the time, selling 10 million in the first year seemed unbelievable
- Nintendo had to increase projections to 14 million units a few months ago
- customers in Japan and Europe in particular have had trouble purchasing the Switch
- Nintendo was able to increase the production structure to deliver more units by the holiday season
- unfortunately, this still wasn’t enough even by the end of the year
- the company Nintendo entrusted with making units has also increased its production lines
- since certain materials are needed, they went around and asked all kinds of part makers to somehow raise production
- for the time being, as we enter the new year, the stock situation hasn’t been completely solved
- now in Japan, customers don’t have to wait multiple days to get a unit, and can sometimes find them in stores

Categories: Interviews, Consoles
Tags: switch

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wobblebobble
Sun Feb 18 18 11:13pm
Rating: 4 (Updated 1 time)

See, Nintendo did better with the SNES Classic: the shortages with the NES Classic weren't some evil plan but them literally not being prepared for how much people would want it. The over-the-top theories about evil planned shortages were always off: they make money from selling the damn things, after all.

My local Walmart had a few of them in stock

The article states that they are having stock issues in Europe and Japan, not America.

My local Target has some in stock now every time I go. Usually at least 3. They also have the SNES classic.

wobblebobble
Sun Feb 18 18 11:13pm
Rating: 4 (Updated 1 time)

See, Nintendo did better with the SNES Classic: the shortages with the NES Classic weren't some evil plan but them literally not being prepared for how much people would want it. The over-the-top theories about evil planned shortages were always off: they make money from selling the damn things, after all.

People love to hate on Nintendo. It's cool and trendy Smile

I wonder if I will have problems getting the Switch....

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