A long time ago, I talked a bit about the new, upcoming Nintendo Switch. Afterward, I was talking to a friend of mine, and he rolled his eyes and said something akin to, “Hopefully this one won’t be plagued by shortages. It’s Nintendo, after all.”
It’s Nintendo, after all. What struck me as most odd was that I had resignedly agreed with him, even as I halfheartedly tried to tell myself that this time – this time – things would be different.
Fast forward a few months, and it seems like Nintendo shortages are still something enthusiasts need to contend with. But why? Why have stock shortages become something associated with Nintendo? After all, most console releases wind up plagued by shortages for at least a few months. So what makes Nintendo shortages special?
The easiest answer, of course, is that they’re just so prevalent any time Nintendo…
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