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Nintendo Will Have Enough Switch 2 Stock to Prevent a Scalping Situation

Nintendo says the company will produce enough Switch 2 consoles to avoid stock shortages and scalping. Scalping has been a major issue in the video game industry for some time now. While it was more popular during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the semiconductor shortage, the shopping method actually affected the original Switch console launch too.

Back in March 2017 when Nintendo launched the current Switch, it suffered from major supply shortages. As a result, scalpers nabbed up the consoles and sold them for inflated prices. We saw the same thing happen to recent Switch models including the OLED console.

Nintendo is trying its best to avoid a repeat of the situation from happening on the next console. The company says the only way to avoid this is to make enough stock to meet the demand. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says enough Switch 2 consoles will be produced to meet customer demand.

In addition to this, he says that Nintendo is working with law enforcement in various regions to help control the buying and selling of consoles through non-authorised resellers. He also says the semiconductor shortage is a thing of the past. As a result, the new Switch hardware will not be affected by any shortages of components.

“As a countermeasure against resale, we believe that the most important thing is to produce a sufficient number to meet customer demand, and this idea has not changed since last year. In addition to this, we are considering whether there are any other measures that can be taken to the extent allowed by laws and regulations, taking into account the circumstances of each region. Although we were unable to produce sufficient quantities of Nintendo Switch hardware last year and the year before due to a shortage of semiconductor components, this situation has now been resolved. At this time, we do not believe that the shortage of components will have a significant impact on the production of the successor model”

Nintendo was originally going to launch the new Switch console this year. The console, which is still shrouded in mystery and unnamed, was then delayed to 2025. While Nintendo hasn’t commented on the delay, reports claim the delay was done in order to produce more stock for the launch while also prepping a robust launch lineup for the hardware.

Rumours claim the new Switch console will boast an “upgraded” approach with a similar design to the current Switch. It will include magnetic Joy-Cons and backwards compatibility. Nintendo is expected to announce the console later this year.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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