Reggie Fils-Amie van Nintendo of America heeft tijdens een interview met Wired laten weten dat er twee miljoen Switch-consoles beschikbaar zullen zijn tijdens de launch van de console. Hierdoor zou, volgens hem, iedereen die een Switch wil tijdens de launch, een Switch moeten kunnen kopen.
What we’ve said publicly is that there will be 2 million units that will be shipped worldwide for the launch, essentially through month one. I know, because I read the boards and I read the comments, that there is concern about supply. From what I’ve read, the concern seems to stem from the lack of ability to buy NES Classic. So what I would say is this: Two million for essentially the first month is a huge number, especially when you look and see that this is not peak seasonality. This is essentially the first three weeks of March.
Our focus is making sure that the consumer who wants to buy a Nintendo Switch can buy a Nintendo Switch. That’s how we build our supply chain, that’s how we think through the amount of product that’s available. What happened with NES Classic is that was a situation where the global demand was well in excess of anything we had anticipated, and that’s what created shortages.
De realiteit laat echter zien dat veel winkels in Nederland nu al geen pre-orders meer aan kunnen nemen.