Nintendo Using Private Planes To Ship Switch

Posted: May 1 2017, 1:52pm CDT | by , in Gaming


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Nintendo Using Private Planes to Ship Switch
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We all know that there have been some major problems with getting the Nintendo Switch stock out and about to everyone who needs it. Typically, the stock goes out by sea and there aren't that many problems. This time, however, there was such a shortage of Nintendo Switch Consoles that they had to do something a bit revolutionary and unheard of - they started using planes just to ship them.

A Nintendo spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal, “We carried some of the Switches by plane in March to serve our customers more promptly.”

The original plan included shipping 2 million Switches to stores when the console dropped, but they were able to get 2.74 million to stores. This means that while many of us were scrambling to get the consoles, it wasn't even as difficult as it could have been. We have been complaining about Nintendo not shipping things, but it looks like they did go above and beyond.

They also did it at a cost to their profits. Shipping by air adds an additional $45 to each and every unit.

Now, not all of the consoles were shipped by air. In fact, it looks like the ones that were predominantly shipped by air went to the United States and Europe, which makes sense because the stock problem has been particularly low in both places.

For now, they are only shipping by boat, as they don't feel the demand is as high now that the launch is over. Keep checking back to see our stock updates if you haven't been able to find a Switch yet.

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