Game Informer has published an interview today with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime during which they discussed a number of topics. One of the questions that was asked is whether Nintendo will have enough Switch stock heading into the autumn which is when Pokemon: Let’s Go! Pikachu and Let’s Go! Eevee and Super Smash Bros Ultimate launch for the system. Here’s his response.
With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate hitting this holiday, let’s talk about hardware. Switch is still selling like mad. Are you going to be sending out more during the holiday [to meet demand]?
“Absolutely. Our goal as a business is to drive momentum and create excitement to get people who have heard about the hardware, but haven’t yet bought it, to jump in. Our biggest failure is when the consumer goes to the shelf and it isn’t there. We’re focused on making sure the supply chain is going to be robust. As we sit here today, we are highly confident that we are going to be able to meet the demand. Part of what we do is to try to drive demand as high as possible, and to therefore drive our business as strong as possible.”
Thanks to Nintendo First Order Reaver for the news tip!