The Switch has been a hit for Nintendo, but there’s just one problem: Consumers can’t find any consoles. Just like Nintendo’s Wii, there has been a shortage of Switch consoles, but the Japanese company is looking to fix the problem.
In a post on the official Japanese Nintendo website, as translated by Google, Nintendo thanked its fans and apologized for the lack of consoles. “Thank you very much for your continued patronage of our products,” the post read. “We [sincerely apologize] to our customers and dealers for their inconvenience.”
According to the post, Nintendo currently ships consoles every week but are looking to deliver more. The post claims that beginning in July and August, shipment volume of the Switch console will be increased along with the Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 set.
For autumn and beyond, we will continue to work to ensure that as many products as possible can be delivered to our customers towards the end of the year, such as further strengthening our production system, we appreciate your understanding,” the statement continued.
During its launch month, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said there would be 2 million Switch units in the wild, worldwide. Fils-Aime called the number a “huge amount” of volume. GameStop also said demand for the Switch was “incredibly strong” and the company expects supply issues for the rest of 2017.
The console also had a strong March and April, beating out the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s reported that the Switch sold 280,000 units in the United States in April.