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Nintendo Switch in stock at BestBuy.com


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17962 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:15 PM

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6364255

Thanks for heads up, Maria!

#2 jrr6415sun   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3051 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:18 PM

says sold out for me



#3 Pharrell1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   379 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 10:33 PM

Sweet



#4 dimebagdrl   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   418 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2020 - 11:04 PM

Already gone. Let's you add to cart, then says, "Sorry we just found out this item is out of stock."

#5 BadWaluigi=Luigi  

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 05:17 PM

Guess Nintendo is still trying to replenish all those consoles sold this year (due to pandemic and Animal Crossing). It's really sad that even though the facts point to this (ps4 pros and xbox one s/x are hard to come by as well), I still can't shake the feeling that Nintendo is once again manufacturing supply/demand, except now they have the pandemic as a convenient excuse.

 

Then again economics 101 tells us consistently failing to meet demand is not good for a company no matter how popular their product is. Maybe that doesn't apply to Amiibos, but certainly consoles.



#6 RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial   Better Than You CAGiversary!   21223 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 08:55 PM

Guess Nintendo is still trying to replenish all those consoles sold this year (due to pandemic and Animal Crossing). It's really sad that even though the facts point to this (ps4 pros and xbox one s/x are hard to come by as well), I still can't shake the feeling that Nintendo is once again manufacturing supply/demand, except now they have the pandemic as a convenient excuse.

 

Then again economics 101 tells us consistently failing to meet demand is not good for a company no matter how popular their product is. Maybe that doesn't apply to Amiibos, but certainly consoles.

Then why would Nintendo be doing this is it's not good for the company?  You're not making any sense.



#7 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2950 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 10:07 PM

Guess Nintendo is still trying to replenish all those consoles sold this year (due to pandemic and Animal Crossing). It's really sad that even though the facts point to this (ps4 pros and xbox one s/x are hard to come by as well), I still can't shake the feeling that Nintendo is once again manufacturing supply/demand, except now they have the pandemic as a convenient excuse.

 

Then again economics 101 tells us consistently failing to meet demand is not good for a company no matter how popular their product is. Maybe that doesn't apply to Amiibos, but certainly consoles.

Then why would Nintendo be doing this is it's not good for the company?  You're not making any sense.

 

To be fair to BadWaluigi=Luigi, many have pointed the finger at Nintendo in the past for doing this - with the NES Classics, 2DS/3DS, numerous amibos, the Wii, and so on and so forth.  And it's not an unsupported allegation.  Nintendo's official responses to some of these so-called shortages are so laughably bad that it's almost as if their PR spokesperson was adding a not-so-subtle "wink, wink" at the end of each statement.

 

However, those shortages - as artificial as they were - had underlying economic reasons behind them. The NES classic shortages were likely to help the company drum up media coverage during the horrible demise of the Wii U.  The odd 2DS/3DS disappearance from store shelves during the 2017 (and 2018) holidays were probably meant to drive customers towards the Switch (even though Nintendo insisted that the 2DS/3DS "pillar" was not being abandoned).  And then there are the notorious shortages of the Wii and Wii U - both graphically dated consoles that Nintendo claimed they were having "trouble" finding the parts to make. 

 

In this instance, however, I agree with RealCheapLikeaFoxOfficial.  I don't see why Switch shortages would at all benefit Nintendo.  The console is now in its 3rd year, and with PS5 and Xbox Series X around the corner, Nintendo needs to get as many of these machines into customers' hands as quickly as possible.  The honeymoon launch period is well over, so creating hype through stringing supply isn't going to gain any favors.  It's a business, after all, and although Switch sales numbers are solid at ~55M, that figure isn't actually as great as bloggers and podcasters lead folks to believe.

 

Nintendo's handheld and home console combined have put them at 250+M sold (Wii and DS family sales), and even during the Wii U, the combined sales of 3DS/2DS and Wii U put them at ~90M sold. 

 

The Switch - for all the love it gets - isn't really going gangbusters. With Nintendo now only at one pillar instead of two, the combined number of 55M means their customer base is actually smaller, not larger, right now.   

 

Anyways, all of this is to say that this go-around, it does look like supply chain problems were the issue for the Switch.  The company needs to sell as many as possible.  Let's hope that number keeps going up with the inevitable Switch 2.0 (or is that 3.0?).



#8 BadWaluigi=Luigi  

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 12:46 AM

Then why would Nintendo be doing this is it's not good for the company? You're not making any sense.


You've misread it. I'm saying I acknowledge all this, so it's sad that I still have skepticism since Nintendo has a horrible track record of fabricating demand. That's how bad they are.

#9 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1158 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 01:02 AM

So, despite the fact that they are the only game console manufacturer who is seemingly able to replenish store inventory at all right now, Nintendo's reputation for creating artificial shortages means you don't believe they are manufacturing/shipping as many as they could be now?

Seriously: manufacturing at high rates of production is probably expensive, at least in terms of up front costs. If they get marketplace enthusiasm by not increasing costs to increase their production volume, it's a win-win. That's just smart business.

#10 DavidD   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   160 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2020 - 03:37 AM

To be fair to BadWaluigi=Luigi, many have pointed the finger at Nintendo in the past for doing this - with the NES Classics, 2DS/3DS, numerous amibos, the Wii, and so on and so forth.  And it's not an unsupported allegation.  Nintendo's official responses to some of these so-called shortages are so laughably bad that it's almost as if their PR spokesperson was adding a not-so-subtle "wink, wink" at the end of each statement.

 

However, those shortages - as artificial as they were -

At the risk of sounding incredibly naive.... what is the supporting evidence making this a "not unsupported allegation" that proves that the aforementioned shortages were "artificial," exactly?  As opposed to, oh, I don't know, the possibility that things sold well enough to make them difficult to restock?



#11 Mattiful-Joe   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2950 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Mattiful-Joe

Posted 17 July 2020 - 05:13 AM

At the risk of sounding incredibly naive.... what is the supporting evidence making this a "not unsupported allegation" that proves that the aforementioned shortages were "artificial," exactly? As opposed to, oh, I don't know, the possibility that things sold well enough to make them difficult to restock?

Nintendo creating supply shortages is hardly new news. It may be to you because you haven't paid attention or are too young to know.

Just google it. It's a well known business tactic Nintendo has used. Listen, no one is saying they committed a crime or something unethical. Businesses do this all the time. It's hardly unusual.

Man, these Nintendo fanboys just can never accept "their" company might actually lie to them on occasion.

All of these companies lie to you. Their job is to make you want and pay the most possible to make money. Generating high, and sustained demand is their job.

Sorry, the truth hurts.

#12 stryker   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   544 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2020 - 07:12 PM

it's back in stock.  it's been at least two hours since it was reported on SD and still available (neon version).  Looks like Best Buy is enforcing the 1 per limit.



#13 daminion   Bah CAGiversary!   2501 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2020 - 07:32 PM

finally got one. Thanks! Missed having it around since my son went to college.