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Gruber the Booger:
I agree that it's not intentional on Nintendo's part.

They are simply 100% inept at both forecasting demand and supply chain management.

Give Tim Cook 6 months at Nintendo and their problems would be solved.
6:08 pm — Friday, 23 June 2017
A Trained Chimp:
AirPods are still on month-long backorder six months after they launched.
8:27 pm — Friday, 23 June 2017
anon:
> They are simply 100% inept at both forecasting demand and supply chain management

The game industry can't forecast demand all that well? As opposed to the rest of the entertainment industry?

It's a hit driven business and it's hard to predict, just like anything else from box office returns to AirPods
2:02 am — Saturday, 24 June 2017
anonymous:
Bitch please, it's not like it's easy to to judge demand. You either make too much and sit on the inventory (which happens most of the time with products, hence clearance sales), or don't make enough.


The thing you call "demand judging" is just supply flexibility, i.e. having the operating ability to pump out production when you see that demand is higher. But this isn't in any way easy because your hands are potentially tied at every step of production. You want to increase production? Too bad, your supplier can't pump out some crucial component fast enough.
8:02 am — Saturday, 24 June 2017
anon:
Making clearence sales is a sign of failure, and overproducing and shipping is expensive. The components continually get cheaper as time passes so it is a waste to overbuild and have the leftovers sit
9:17 pm — Sunday, 25 June 2017
Grimlock:
Tim Cook gets a lot of praise, but the demand for the Mac at this level was never there. Look at what happens to iPhones - long lines and long waits. Sometimes months before people get the one they wanted. This has been the case for multiple iPhone generations.
3:02 pm — Thursday, 29 June 2017
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