NE: "The Switch stock situation isn’t so great around the world. But if you thought it was difficult finding a system in the west, you should be thankful that you’re not living in Japan."
I guess the question is how long before Nintendo becomes competant in making enough to meet demand? Last month they shipped less than 200k in North America.
it definitely sucks for Nintendo.. demand is there. But keep these people waiting too long and it's possible they may move on.. Nintendo needs to be cranking these factories at ludicrous speed to catch up.
Nintendo should know this by now lol. maybe they doubted themselves
Na lol Makes me want it more Only n4g will spin a console that has to much demand into Nintendo being incompetent but in reality Sony would dream of a portable with even half this amount of demand
@Erik7357 - oh I totally agree. I just mean imagine how much more Nintendo could have sold to this point had they actually had stock available.
Erik Nintendo is incompetent. Yes they have a successful console but they are still incompetent. They sold more the NES classic to scalpers to people who actually tried buying them, only then to stop manufacturing them altogether. They couldn't even handle region amiibo distribution making some so damn hard to get but in other regions so easy and still do. It's no different with the Switch. A good system managed by an incompetent company.
They can't acquire enough chips to meet demand. There's a world-wide shortage of NAND flash, as companies that manufacture can't keep up with demand. It's affecting many businesses and consumers.
problem is the factories are allready at full speed, the twist is, it is for other costomers. i read about it, like 2 weeks ago, dk if true ofcourse.
Crazy Japanese gamers love their handheld systems. Maybe Microsoft should release a handheld only for Japan market. They probably still wouldn't buy it. I'd never wait in a line that long for anything. The longest I've waited in a line was just over 2-1/2 hours on Black Friday to buy something at Fry's Electronics and at Disney's Epcot to ride Soarin' ride. That's it. When I finally decide to get a Switch it will be readily available.
Microsoft easily has the means of doing so. Widen the xbox one controller, drop in a screen and hardware from one of their phones, link it to xbox live, allow game streaming from pc/xbox one, and include all their arcade/indie titles. Done!
@letsa_go Yeah, but would gamers actually but it?
@letsa_go you would need a lot of code to support that. A LOT! That would be the small task. The large task would be to have EXCLUSIVES that Japan wants to play. Oh wait they dont even have that in their console. So that it off your drawing board.
I missed "only for Japan market". You're right, that wouldn't sell. haha Might sell here though...it would probably sell somewhere between the zune and the kin phone. :)
I hate when I agree with you. jk
It's contagious, people just don't want to admit it.
The manufacturer can only make them so fast dude. They don't just wave a magic wand and there is suddenly more than enough to meet demand.
They should like totally make some more than they already are dude. The others can like make more than 200k per month dude, it's narly how many they can make.
Are you saying that the manufacturer is actually producing at 100% capacity because I dont believe that for one second. I think that the price for parts increased and they are stalling manufacturing (only producing as little as they can to make people happy~ish) until the prices come back down.
I have a good feeling they have a huge amount ready for Splatoon 2 , Switch will probably sell 100k next week.
It probably sold more this week too. Since the Splatfest Demo was this week and just like last time people bought Switch in Japan the week NIntendo had the Splatoon 2 demo back in April in March I believe it was week 4.
Crazy how a demo caused a spike. Be very interesting to see next weeks sales, the Switch is guaranteed to be huge over there though, like 3DS numbers eventually.
Yeah, once the 7 year-olds receive their lunch money for the week, I'm sure the sales of the Switch and Splatoon will increase.
yes, their £320 lunch money.
quite the lunch money. what are these kids eating? lol
You do realize that 7 year-olds have parents right?
by limiting supply they create "false high demand". also people want what they cannot have. its also "buying" them time to create more "new" titles. smarten up nintendo. should have included more games with the mini SNES too. you can easily download 2000 roms
See a therapist for your delusions. It's not like Nintendo is the only one that has a game system out. I'm pretty sure every switch not sold is a opportunity for the competition to get that sale. I'm pretty sure in order to sale more Zelda and all games they need to sell more units.
You're obviously crazy. Are you a flat earther as well?
its basic marketing. LOL so whats your theory on why Nintendo isnt producing enough units? did bowser steal the blueprints>? idiots
The Switch is manufactured/assembled by Foxconn. Foxconn manufactures everything from motherboard components to smartphones. Nintendo is competing with all of that for manufacturing lines, there is a Dram shortage (no idea if Nintendo is affected, but it's a thing), what about Tegra3 fabrication? Nvidia can't keep the 1070 in stock, is that having an effect? There are far more variables than just "make more".
switch hardware is dated.. their should be an abundance
There is no theory just truth. Do you need me to post the part where Nintendo had told everyone in the world they would have a certain number available for the year?
Nintendo has been doing this for years. Nintendo fans can disagree all they want, but their record of doing this speaks for itself. The SNES will probably see more sales by scalpers than actual customers....again. Nintendo just can't stick many roms into the system, the licensing costs would be absurd and wouldn't be cost effective.
Do you have any proof to back up your claim? I'm honestly feeling really tired and sick of all these baseless BS claim about this "artificial" demand.