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No. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. That sale you failed to make today might not be there tomorrow.

Does a shortage drive demand somewhat? Does it create a positive impression for your product? Yes, but it's not worth the risk to purposefully manipulate the market and it's an awfully short-sighted tactic. The upside is relatively minor and probably doesn't even make up for the downside--and that's without considering the logistics of screwing up your own supply chain.



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No, it's just a lame excuse to try to downplay Switch's success.



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No, it wouldnt make any sense.

Switch is selling at a faster rate than DS, PSP, 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U & XBO. The only systems that have sold faster since are Wii & PS4.



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Cloudman said:
I'd like to hear a logical reason as to why Nintendo would deliberately do this.

Well, to be fair, Nintendo does have a long history of manipulating the market.  They did a LOT of dodgey stuff in the 1980s that left a sour taste in the mouths of consumers and got them in hot water with various governments.  They've undersupplied retailers all the way back to the NES, both with consoles and with games.  At this point, it's pretty much expected.

Personally, I think it means that Nintendo cares more about their bottom line than anything else.  They'd rather a supply deficit than to have an over-supply on the books for the year.  



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Don't think so. Don't know when Switch production was started but the fact that it we didn't even know what the Switch was a year ago is probably a reason why this is not an artificial shortage. Nintendo probably delayed production until their announcement to keep the Switch a secret.



pokoko said:
Cloudman said:
I'd like to hear a logical reason as to why Nintendo would deliberately do this.

Well, to be fair, Nintendo does have a long history of manipulating the market.  They did a LOT of dodgey stuff in the 1980s that left a sour taste in the mouths of consumers and got them in hot water with various governments.  They've undersupplied retailers all the way back to the NES, both with consoles and with games.  At this point, it's pretty much expected.

Personally, I think it means that Nintendo cares more about their bottom line than anything else.  They'd rather a supply deficit than to have an over-supply on the books for the year.  

I heard a reason some games had shortages back in the NES era was due to a shortage of chips at the time. I figure things were different then when it came to gaming as well.



 

              

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Yeah I dont get it as well. 

 

celador said:
yes.

but you should know, i also believe the earth is flat

Lol



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You just have to quickly look at the profiles of those who comments "artificial switch shortages" and you will have a good idea why they would say such stupid thing.