Nintendo Switch and NES Classic Shortage Continues Despite Nintendo Promises [VIDEO]


Despite Nintendo's promise to bring in more Nintendo Switch and NES Classic stocks to different retailers across the country, there still continues to be a shortage up to this day. Several retailers had actually reported that they received some stocks for both consoles, but all of them were immediately sold right after they were made available.

According to Gamespot, Best Buy recently held a limited sale for both the Nintendo Switch and the NES Classic console on their website back on March 29. However, all of the stocks were immediately sold out within the day.

The sale reportedly started at around 10 a.m., with the company promising customers limited stocks for the NES classic, the Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Cons, and the Switch with Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Cons. However, only the Gray Joy-Con Switch consoles were made available during the sale.

As per Droid Report, Nintendo already acknowledged the problem and has promised customers that they will be ramping up their production to meet the increasing demand. The president of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima, has even publicly apologized for the shortage and has mentioned that they are actually planning to ship over 2 million units of the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, also recently explained that the company didn't really expect that there would be that much demand for the NES Classic console. Despite having experienced the shortage for the miniature replica, the company apparently had not learned their lesson as there is still a shortage for their latest generation gaming system.

As it stands, some retailers are still waiting to receive new stocks for the Nintendo Switch. Amazon has announced that it could be receiving new stock within the month, but they will be prioritizing Prime members when they arrive. Other retailers have yet to make any official announcements regarding when they expect the new stocks to arrive.

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