Nintendo Responds to NES Classic Shortages, Nintendo Switch Supply

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The NES Classic has been sold out and this condition is everywhere. Responding to the NES Classic Shortages, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that the situation has surfaced because the demand for NES Classic outweighed its supply.

Reggie Fils-Aime said,

“When we looked at that proposition what we believed was the adults, 30-40 years old, who grew up playing NES as a kid, 10 years old or so but had stepped away from the gaming category–that was going to be the buyer [of the NES Classic],” Fils-Aime said.

“As we thought about that, that led us to a certain level of supply.”

The company is also discussing plans regarding the supply of Switch which will launch in March this year. Nintendo Exec in context to NES Classic Shortages said,

“That was the marketplace disconnect that happened,” Fils-Aime said. He added that Nintendo continues to make more NES Classic systems available. He said the supply issues for NES Classic have been “largely addressed,” though not everyone may agree, considering the console continues to be sold out basically everywhere.