Yes. Mainly because I don't believe in coincidences of this size with businesses. You're not gonna have shortages (wii, nes classic, amiibo, switch, ds, etc) for as long as Nintendo does and with this many of their products. The people responsible would eventually lose their job over it if it kept happening. Artificial shortages, artificial scarcity and managed scarcity (whatever you want to call it) is a known business tactic and nintendo has been doing it for awhile. Having shortages once in a blue moon is one thing but it repeatedly happening with all of their popular products is quite another.
Yes you can have shortages for something that sells 20mil+ each year and something that was planned as a novelty item and made only a couple million only for it to blow up and even outsell current consoles in its last month.
And haha hahaha people actually believe ninty is some nefarious company purposefully screwing itself and its customers. I mean ninty made 2.74mil consoles in March. 2.74mil in a month is an amazing feat and that's not called short supplies especially considering this was their best console launch month even more than the Wii. We then hear stories how Ninty is using freaking AIRPLANES to meet demand in USA. Why would a company who purposefully restricts supply do that. Then in May it sells less than a ps4 even though demand is clearly there. I would assume they would not reduce it that much as to loose face by selling less than a 4 year old console and at least bare minimum keep it above that number. And as consumers have shown they are willing to buy from scalpers for more money. Ninty is loosing all those sales right there since it demand was met they would have sold twice the consoles one for the scalper and other for the consumer and made a hell of a lot if money but no their evil sells just wanted consumers to buy expensive products from people ninty doesn't even know about just for the hell of it. Sure ninty looses money and sales but ninty is pure evil right? Yeah when you think of Ninty as a company it makes zero sense for creating false shortages and they are literally loosing sales and money the longer shortages continue. Anyone who believes otherwise just really hates Ninty or is really gullible to believe a company would do stupid stuff like that which actually harms them and their consumer and only random scalpers benefit
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