Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer, Reggie Fils-Aime, has promised that 2 million Nintendo Switch consoles will be available at launch. That’s a large number, surely that is enough to go around. Then you realize that the 2 million is worldwide, and you come to the realization, that this thing is still going to be hard to come by.
Case and point, the first allotment of pre-orders are all spoken for at GameStop.
“The fact that this initial allotment has been completely reserved in a matter of a few days demonstrates gamers desire for this fun and revolutionary gaming system,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available. We encourage customers to visit http://www.gamestop.com/switch and sign up to be get updates about the product and availability.”
That’s a bummer, but not at all surprising.