Nintendo Switch Likely Facing Stock Shortages This Holiday

Mini replica of Nintendo's classic NES console going on sale in November 2016

Mini replica of Nintendo's classic NES console going on sale in November 2016

Of course this will all depend on whether Nintendo can follow through on its promise to create more of the retro machines this time around. After all, judging from how fast its predecessor, the NES Classic, came and went, the same was bound to happen to this 21-game compilation console. Nintendo claims it was caught off guard by intense demand for the system yet rather than ramp up production, the company inexplicably discontinued the system.

I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites.

Additionally, Fils-Aimé said it wasn't a question of lacking supply, and he urged potential customers not to turn to third-party re-sellers to buy one. Reports of customers using a bot that could rapidly snap up the early pre-orders were also widespread.

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

"Certainly the demand is there and the supply chain is there".

And yet. Many of us were burned by Nintendo promises past year. Turn that frown upside-down my friend because, if Reggie Fils-Aime is to be believed, the holy house of Nintendo is going to take care of those greedy hoarders. But Nintendo officials say there's still a good chance to get what's expected to be one of the holiday season's hottest gifts.

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Hopefully as the Switch matures such supply issues will become less of an issue, but Reggie's admission that there multiple component shortages goes some way to explaining why these systems are so hard to acquire.

There you have it, there's hope for you to get a SNES Classic without having to give into an eBay scammer.

If there is one problem which companies are probably okay with having is that the public wants their product too much.

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