Originally Posted by JoeM86
Jesus Christ NOA, sort your shit out.
When listening to things like the NVC podcast and posts here, it's always complaining about availability, pre-order capability etc. and it's just shocking.
I have not had one issue here in the UK. Got the amiibo I wanted. Got the NES Classic Mini. Got everything I needed with no issues.
The UK is hardly a picture of reasonable stock levels for popular items. The Fire Emblem Fates special edition sold out in all of 10-30 minutes last year in the UK, if you weren't hitting refresh on either the Game website or Nintendo UK at specific times (or more likely had an alert set up with an in-stock tracker) you were at the mercy of scalpers. The NES classic wasnt freely available everywhere either, I saw a total of one in the wild in my town.
Depends what you're interested in and where you are really, although at least the Switch will be freely available eventually even if you can't get one in the first few weeks.
It's a vicious circle for the more limited items- low print runs for perceived low demand means that scalpers buy up most of the stock, making it even harder for the few people who actually want one. Nintendo should just allow pre-orders on their websites in advance, which would at least give them a better idea of actual demand.