Nintendo Switch is not going through a good time, and not precisely due to lack of demand, but rather the opposite: due to a shortage of units that could take time to resolve and which in the case of the Japanese market is beginning to be serious. So much so that some people are already taking advantage of the situation through the always controversial resale, with purchase prices much higher than those recommended.
In this situation, curious news shared by Nintendo Life arises, in which it is exposed that a store, Monokuru, took to the streets of the bustling Akihabara of Tokyo seeking to sell at a loss a small batch of Nintendo Switch to try to do damage to the high speculation around the console. The problem? Despite distributing them at a lower price, this was still even higher than the official price, so it seems that the authorities decided to stop the commercial activity. Apparently twenty units were sold for 45,000 yen (380 euros), the recommended is 29,980 yen (250 euros) plus taxes.
An anecdote that has once again highlighted the serious supply problems that Nintendo Switch has been suffering for a few weeks due to the restrictive measures imposed on the production of console-related components in Malaysia or the Philippines. The situation is expected to improve with the change of season, although there is some uncertainty that the supply deficit will return in the autumn.
It is not the first news about resales that has Nintendo as the protagonist in these last weeks of the pandemic. It was also striking the price that came to get some copies of Ring Fit Adventure in Australia or China.