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super_etecoon said:
Nope. The Wii sold because it was a revolutionary idea and people couldn't wait to play it. There were shortages then and from the very beginning people were claiming "Nintendo always does this." The WiiU was a me-too idea and never gained traction...and there were plenty of WiiUs in stock from the beginning. If Nintendo's strategy is to keep stock low to attract more users they didn't even implement it during that launch. Here we are at the Switch, again a revolutionary product, and we're seeing the shortages. And just as with the Wii, follow the numbers and you'll find that they are producing and shipping at capacity.

The problem with that idea is that the Switch isn't revolutionary.  We already have tablets that hook up to tvs.  THe Switch is a closed ecosystem unit with Nintendo IP's to sustain it.  If those same games were available on Ipad, the Switch would be only a minor sucess(there are always people looking for a dedicated handheld).

As far as the "manufactured shortages" goes...  I actually do believe that Nintendo is completely incompetant that they didn't think a new replacement for the ds/wiiu wouldn't even sell as much as one or the other is just stupid.  They should have waited 3-4 months to have supply.

It is near the end of the end....