The Nintendo Switch has performed well in the United Kingdom with sales of around 80,000 units during the system’s launch weekend. However, retailers are reporting stock shortages and say that stock levels have become a concern. The demand is there from consumers, but Nintendo hasn’t been able to provide quite enough stock to keep up.
“We satisfied all pre-orders and blasted through the remainder of our initial allocation. Every single one of our pre-order customers received their console on launch day, and we’re optimistic that with some great games due to be released, Switch can establish itself as a successful third console in the market. We’re a bit tight [on stock] but we’re looking forward to more deliveries this week.”
-HMV head of technology and games Phil Browes
“We are in communications with Nintendo but there is not a confirmed date as of yet. With Mario Kart coming in April I would hope there would be more stock before then but that’s not confirmed.”
– A manager speaking anonymously to MCV