A console manufacturer will plan things differently when it comes to the holiday shopping season vs the slower spring months.
Somehow, in this thread.....these concepts that i would have thought were obvious are suddenly so complicated.
Oooohhh.... so you are now in the camp that since nintendo was releasing in march thats why they didn't plan to make more consoles? How do you know this? what evidence is there to show that nintendo (especially) in the case of teh switch could have just whipped up more consoles if they wanted? Weren't they even originally to launch in 2016? I mean... the console had been hinted by nintendo themselves since 2014 i think or was it sooner. But somehow, they just ended up releasing as many consoles as every other manufacturer that is doing well tends to release in the same time period..... even while they were downplaying their expectations?
So we are no longer dealing with facts but instead with conjecture?
Ok... can you tell me a time when nintendo (or any other console manufacturer for that matter) had shipped more than 3/4M consoles in the launch week?