Nintendo Switch selling well

The Nintendo Switch has been a success for Nintendo, and just like some of Nintendo's other popular systems, we're still seeing stock shortages. Nintendo has been accused of intentionally shorting stores in order to create a false sense of demand but Nintendo is swearing that isn't the case, they just can't keep up with the demand. No word yet as to when Nintendo thinks they'll be able to catch up with the demand but it seems to be a good sign for Nintendo who really needed a win after the Wii U didn't sell as well as they'd hoped. Arstechnica has the full story.

Since the days of the NES, people have accused Nintendo of intentionally underproducing hardware in order to drive an artificial feeding frenzy of demand in the marketplace. With the Nintendo Switch remaining nearly impossible to find at retailers nationwide, those same accusations of "false scarcity" have been bubbling up in certain corners.

Nintendo Senior Director of Corporate Communications Charlie Scibetta wants to push back on those accusations. "It's definitely not intentional in terms of shorting the market," he told Ars in a recent interview. "We're making it as fast as we can. We want to get as many units out as we can to support all the software that's coming out right now... our job really is to get it out as quick as we can, especially for this holiday because we want to have units on shelves to support Super Mario Odyssey."