Lol. "My" excuse is what is being reported in the most respected business publication in the world. I'll stack that up against the wild speculation of vloggers any day.
And Microsoft and Sony absolutely do face shortages. When they release products that generate fervor and have high demand. The PS4 was difficult to find for months after launch. I bought my in late March of 2014 and had to call around to several stores. You can google "PS4 Shortage" to see more. The only piece of hardware that MIcrosfot has ever released to high demand (on par with Wii/PS4/Switch) was the Kinect.
And there were Kinect shortages.
Did I not have this "Neither Sony or MS have these problems with shortages at this level the vast majority of the time." in my post?
Where did I say that sony or ms don't have shortages?
I would be more open to this idea if the Switch was selling Wii U-like quantities each week and they were telling us it's because of production issues but from the numbers we currently have Switch is selling exceptionally well trailing the Wii's debut by about 345k units and the PS4's debut (greatest first 3 months for a console ever) by about 1.2m.
Those are great sales numbers, especially for the period of March through May, it makes the argument for real supply issues much more credible than a marketing ploy to boost hype.