..especially if they settle for a slight increase on the average first half of 2022 weekly sales and stockpile the surplus for the holidays.
Where does that strange idea of stockpiling come from?
You have a product that sells out the minute it goes into retail, and from that point on you can sell software for it.
In your world, you pay for storage, don't sell any software for the stored items, and then at the end of the year, you sell the stuff, just to be able to say "See those biiiiig numbers on Xmas.." ?
So in the real world, you sold exactly the same number of units, but didn't sell any software (and replacement parts/services..) for months for items locked away... makes no sense.
If something sells in seconds, you sell it to maximise profit, plain and simple