One of the biggest fan concerns about the Nintendo Switch is it’s stock, as some areas of the world have been suffering from an extreme shortage of Switch consoles. Many thought this to be an artificial shortage, possibly caused to create buzz about the Switch, and boost popularity. However, a new interview by ARS with Nintendo senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta, suggests otherwise. Scibetta has gone on record saying that:
It’s definitely not intentional in terms of shorting the market. We’re making it as fast as we can. We want to get as many units out as we can to support all the software that’s coming out right now… our job really is to get it out as quick as we can, especially for this holiday because we want to have units on shelves to support Super Mario Odyssey.
With Nintendo’s large upcoming line-up of games, it makes sense that Nintendo would want to stock as many Switch consoles as possible to make sure people could play their new triple-A titles. Some have even suggested that the shortage of Switch consoles is down to lack of parts needed to create them. Needless to say Nintendo is adamant that the shortages are not intentional, and have even gone on record apologizing for the shortages, stating:
For autumn and beyond, we will continue to work to ensure that as many products as possible can be delivered to our customers towards the end of the year.
Some are still skeptical, but overall Nintendo seems to have provided a fairly solid explanation for the wild shortage of Switch consoles in certain countries such as in America.