The good news is that if you were hoping to get the Nintendo Switch and are hoping it won’t run into the same supply issues, you’ll be pleased to learn that it won’t, or at least that’s what Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime is promising. Speaking to WIRED in an interview, Fils-Aime said that they plan to ship 2 million units for the launch of the console, which is taking place on the 3rd of March.
According to Fils-Aime, “Two million for essentially the first month is a huge number, especially when you look and see that this is not peak seasonality. This is essentially the first three weeks of March. Our focus is making sure that the consumer who wants to buy a Nintendo Switch can buy a Nintendo Switch.”
He also responded to the NES Classic’s shortages by saying, “What happened with NES Classic is that was a situation where the global demand was well in excess of anything we had anticipated, and that’s what created shortages.” We guess we’ll have to wait and see if the Switch will truly not run into supply issues, but then again if it isn’t off to a successful start, we guess supply won’t be an issue either.