Nintendo Switch: Nintendo Tries Its Best To Avoid Another Destructive Supply Shortage, But How?

Nintendo's retro NES Classic Edition console sold better than anyone would have anticipated it would. While that's likely good news for Nintendo, it has been an agonizing struggle for those hoping to get their hands on this nostalgic little system for months now, only to find out-of-stock stores and greedy online opportunists.

Right now, the good news is that scalpers' prices had finally gone down to about $150, which is still way too high.

Lingering Questions on Nintendo

How could Nintendo possibly miss the mark so widely in terms of anticipating demand for the NES Classic, and how can people be sure that they won't face yet another similar shortage with the Nintendo Switch? Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president weighed in on the issue during a recent interview with GameSpot.

Fils-Aime makes his statement

"When we looked at that proposition of what we believed was the adults, 30-40 years old, who grew up playing NES as a kid, being 10 years old or so but had stepped away from the gaming category--that was going to be the buyer [of the NES Classic]," he said. "As we thought about that, which led us to a certain level of supply."

Nintendo didn't saw it coming

Nintendo was not able to anticipate core gamers and young adults to be flocking to this mini NES in large numbers. While they were hoping for strong sales, they did not anticipate the sudden hype which flooded social media in the weeks following the system's announcement. So what about the Nintendo Switch?

Nintendo will supply more on the Nintendo Switch

Fils-Aime assures that Nintendo will be sticking to its promise of supplying 2 million units during the Switch's official launch, which should satisfy initial demands. Fils-Aime assures the fans that they are working to make sure that the supply chain for the Nintendo Switch is robust and there will be a steady flow of hardware.

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