The recently released Nintendo Switch console continues to be the apple of most gamers' eye, but that doesn't mean that Nintendo is necessarily able to meet the full demands of gamers around the world.
In particular, it seems that retailers in the UK are among the hardest hit.
"We are in communications with Nintendo, but there is not a confirmed date as of yet," an anonymous UK game store manager told MCV. "With Mario Kart coming in April, I would hope there would be more [Switch console] stock before then but that's not been confirmed."
Gameseek also concurred with the unnamed manager in the same MCV report, saying that the console's stock level had already hit zero. The online shop couldn't sell any more consoles because they simply didn't have the stock to do so over the weekend.
Amazon is also out of stock of the Nintendo Switch in the US, with 3rd party sellers advertising upwards of $400. Ebay prices have also not fallen from their astronomically high levels.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is also seeing stock issues. Its physical variants are currently out of stock on both Amazon UK and Amazon US - though it can still be found at GameStop. The game has almost universal acclaim from critics.
According to Nintendo, the Switch is their fastest selling console in the Americas, Europe, and Australia.
Whether or not the supply will get better in time for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains to be seen, but if it does, Nintendo could easily reap the benefits with the Switch.
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