It’s basically public knowledge at this point that the Nintendo Switch is a pretty hot item. The system had a very strong launch back in March and has been charging on ever since. Nintendo has struggled to keep units in stock worldwide, which has resulted in buyers getting pretty desperate.

The seemingly rare moments when retailers do get restocks usually result in shoppers jumping on the opportunity like a hungry pack of wolves. The Japanese My Nintendo Store experienced this very phenomenon recently where its latest restock was snatched up in a just three minutes—that’s only 180 seconds.

If this doesn’t send a message that people really want a Switch, then I don’t know what will. Nintendo is having issues manufacturing the system due to the fact that it uses similar parts (like vibration motors and LCD screens) to other mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. As a result, Nintendo is contesting with other major tech companies like Apple in order to secure parts. There’s no telling how long these issues will continue, but it doesn’t look like that’s diminishing people’s desire to get a Switch.

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A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.

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