Nintendo Switch Likely Facing Stock Shortages This Holiday

Lynne Hanson
September 12, 2017

And when the retro console does launch, Nintendo's president said buyers shouldn't have to pay more than the $79.99 retail price.

Fils-Aime goes on to say that people should resist the temptation to shell out to scalpers on sites like eBay. According to Fils-Aime, the problem with manufacturing more consoles can not be traced to a shortage of any single component. Indeed, pre-orders sold out nearly instantly last month, but Nintendo says it's planning to ramp up production this time rather than ignore the problem.

Stores blew through their stock in minutes, leading many to fear that getting their hands on one of the $80 retro gaming systems would be just as hard as it was to obtain last year's NES Classic Edition.

So, maybe you should hold off on the SNES Classic bidding wars and see how this works out. While many are hesitating picking up the SNES Classic Edition due to the shortages of last year's NES Classic Edition, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime has provided (some) reassurance that the SNES Classic Edition production has ramped up in light of the high demand. And there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply.

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Sadly it appears Switch-seeking Nintendo fans are likely to experience disappointment this time around.

"We aren't providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition". Thus, they underestimated their own NES Classic.

He did not want to go into specifics about which parts in the supply chain have created problems, and when FT pressed him, he would only say that "there are multiple choke points".

"Certainly the demand is there and the supply chain is there". If you want a Switch, you're still going to have to fight for it.

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