Nintendo of America President: "We Dramatically Over Delivered" on the Switch

Nintendo of America President: "We Dramatically Over Delivered" on the Switch

Nintendo produced more consoles for launch but shortages still persist.

In a new interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie FIls-Aime, the executive revealed that the company believes they over-delivered on Nintendo Switch supplies, even as customers are still having difficulty locating a console in stores.

"We actually sold through almost 2.8 million units, so we dramatically over delivered. And yet, demand outpaces supply," said Fils-Aime. According to him, the Switch is actually an example where the company pressed forward against the recommendations of its analysts, who suggested that demand would be much lower than the 2 million units Nintendo produced for the console's launch.

Reggie Fils-Aime

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles currently, with the company constantly trying to keep pace with demand. Nintendo expects to supply 10 million units in this year.

However, just as the Nintendo Switch rushes to meet demands there are other Nintendo products that are still difficult to pin down and procure. Both the NES Classic last year, and to a slightly lesser extent with the SNES Classic this year, have proven to be both difficult to acquire through the official retail channels.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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