The Nintendo Switch was just recently revealed to the world, bringing with plenty of hype and skepticism. Some have argued that the Switch is a little bit overpriced at $299.
Nintendo Switch already sold out
But one way or another, though, it has been confirmed that the Switch is already sold out at most retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. That doesn’t mean that it will remain sold out all the way through its March 3rd release date, though.
Why is the Switch sold out?
The question now is whether that’s because a lot of people are already pre-ordering the Switch that retailers simply can’t keep up, or whether it’s because Nintendo is (again) purposely producing insufficient units due to under-projecting demand or artificially restricting supply to create buzz, just like what they did with the NES Classic Edition.
Will Nintendo Switch be a success?
Right now it’s hard to say if the Switch is either overpriced or will become a disappointment. $299 isn’t that terribly expensive, though $250 certainly would have a lot more reasonable. For now, $299 makes sense, considering the upcoming March release.
Most analysts also believe that the Nintendo Switch will not follow in the footsteps of the Wii U, simply because they think that Nintendo has finally solved at least some of its issues.
Now that they’ve streamlined home and portable game development, they should be able to release quite a bit more content for the system, which would possibly include a major Pokémon release.