Almost 7 months have passed since the launch of the Nintendo Switch. While it’s gradually becoming easier to find the Switch in North America and Europe, things haven’t improved much in Japan.
It seems like Nintendo has to pick a shortage in the US or Japan. Maybe it's going back and forth.
I get the feeling they know it will sell in Japan regardless of how long it takes to get to market, so they're getting as many as they can as fast as they can into foreign markets.
I hope that by holiday season, anyone who want a Switch would be able to get their hand on one.
This is madness, madness I tell you.
Madness? This is Nintendo! *Kicks*
They knew what they were doing by releasing a hybrid.. Well its technically a handheld but whatever.. I have no doubt the switch will be MASSIVE in japan throughout its life cycle.. I wish more people would give it a chance in the west because it is a great device and nintendo always does top notch software.
People are, n4g community is in its own little world and has been filled by fanboys of playstation over the past 5 years. Originally the people on this site were saying it was doomed to fail, next users on this site arguing whether it could even sell close to ps4, now they are saying no way it will sell 130 million....wonder what the conversation will be in another few months on this site about Nintendo Switch haha but I see a CLEAR direction in where its heading if we follow the pattern here :)
It's been selling crazy numbers over there since it launched. This is due to very high demand not artificial restricted supply or whatever the tin foil hat brigade are always banging on about...
Its virtually neck n neck with the wii's initial sales. Word of mouth is much easier too since its portable so its going to remain a hot item.. This holiday season should be golden for them
Yet, as if by magic, there will be 200,000 of the things shipped to Japan in time for the Mario launch.
and all will sell
Must say if I were a shareholder I would not be impressed by the CEO and COO failing to plan properly
Ehhh I own stock in Nintendo and its on a bullrun, shortages are not as severe as people make it out to be. Yea its having shortages but its selling crazy numbers and if you owned the stock in Wiiu, those numbers for wiiu are much lower hence the stock price was much lower (when I owned it) and its gone up (150%) and I plan on it going up another 150% in the coming years. A huge thing that people aren't at all considering about Nintendo is there newly forming and developing mobile division which IS THE BIGGEST MARKET IN GAMING with a company WITH SOME OF THE MOST VALUABLE GAMING IPs in the industry.
lost sales is lost revenue, hence why I said that. It could always be better
I can't imagine what will happen when pokemon is released in 2018 or 2019
Me selling all my stock in Nintendo after it comes out and breaks records. I'd imagine that would be the height of the company for Switch's life cycle. I dont know anything that could top the first console rpg pokemon game in Switch's life cycle
Pokemon will be there Holiday 2018 title. I would surprised if it sells 100% of it's shipments in week 1 in Japan/
I really don't know. I think Metroid and Pokemon will be 2019. Maybe but we could see a bayonetta 3, Animal Crossing, and Smash bros from Wiiu ported and enhanced being the stars of 2018
I still cannot believe how stupid Nintendo has been. They shouldn't be making any mini NES and SNES consoles at all and focusing solely on Switch production until they've caught up with depend. Not being able to find one in stores six months after launch is beyond f**king ridicuous. I've never seen a company with such terrible business sense and that hates making money as much as Nintendo does.
But it's working tho
You know they don't do their own manufacturing right?
I'm certain that the parts for Switch and the Mini's aren't similar in any way. And aren't influenced by the other at all
Didn't they produce those classics in limited quantities? But they are still producing Switch units as fast as they can with supply issues of some components.
Yes and no. The NES Classic was a limited run, but they said they're going to manufacure more in 2018. They said the SNES Classic is limited run, but I can only presume they'll make more, as with the NES one.
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