The President of the Japanese tech giant Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima has addressed all the fans of the console who are currently facing the stock shortage problems. Kimishima states that Nintendo is planning to boost up the sales of Nintendo Switch. This will, in turn, boost up the production and soon the stock shortage problem will end for good.
Kimishima further stated that;
“We are planning to ship 10 million units this fiscal year. This figure takes into account the fantastic response we have received from consumers.
Planning to ship 10 million units means that we actually plan to produce more than that. Including units in our warehouse and in-transit product.
We are not currently producing this full amount all at once.
We expect that the number of consumers who want to buy the hardware will increase as we release titles such as ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey. So, our current production model takes that into account.”
This big reveal by Nintendo has followed the recent claims of GameStop about how well the Nintendo Switch console have been selling in the stores.
The Gamestop has revealed that the Nintendo Switch Consoles are being sold in Hours, not the days. While talking to Forbes, Eric Bright who is GameStop’s Director of Merchandising, said that;
“It’s exceeding our expectations.
We knew it would be a high-demand product. But, our Switch allocations are selling out not in days, but in hours. The demand is so high that consumers have to react quickly to be able to get their hands on them.”
Furthermore, Eric Bright also confirms that all the fans who are waiting for the next Nintendo Switch stock drops might face disappointment as it isn’t going to happen soon. This means that fans who failed to grab a unit previously will have to wait a bit longer than expected. Based on what Bright said, the Nintendo Switch stock will be available in a much longer time than before.
Eric also mentioned that the Nintendo Switch sales are not going down at all. Instead, the sales are growing and Nintendo would love to see it that way for a long time.
Hopefully, as Nintendo has confirmed plans for the new stock in 2017, fans will be able to get the console with ease and without the fear of stock shortages again.