Originally Posted by bloodwings
Haha nice conspiracy theory. Without knowing the real numbers of available pre-orders, its all just the usual jealous people.
Nintendo needs all the money it can get right now since its annual loss last year. I'm not sure why they would want to stop people from giving them money. Maybe they can't actually afford the manufacturing volumes that someone like Apple would have.
Or they are feeding the Japan population first, and just sending any leftovers to America. Sometimes we forget that America is not their priority, they sell more at home.
From someone on Kotaku that resumes well Nintendo's marketing strategy
"The only reason they do this is for marketing reasons. "Oh its sold out already? I now desire this more. It must be great - I wish I had gotten one."
(Nintendo decides to let it be known they have another million in stock magically)
"Oh wow they made more - i better go and buy this product before it sells out again."
*insert massive news stories*
*insert stock market flux*
*insert marginal elitism and the sub-parent "This is better than it really is" syndrom on thousands everywhere... (just like with the wii)*
It's all marketing 101."