The console that has broken sales records in the past month of March, and the one that is serving to isolate millions of people from isolation thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There is no doubt that Nintendo Switch is being a mass phenomenon, and that it grows at an unstoppable rate. So much so, that he also stars in some rather "murky" moments, like the one we are going to tell you about: a Japanese gamer She invented that her son had a coronavirus to get a cheaper Switch… and then resell it!
This speculator has been hanging around second-hand sales platforms looking for some interesting offer. Trying and testing to get a Nintendo Switch Lite, a portable model released a few months ago, he always launched the same message to try to haggle with vendors. One that you can see with the images and translation that we leave under these lines, in which he tried to reduce 10,000 yen to buy a Switch Lite for 25,000 instead of 35,000, price at which it was originally for sale:
Please excuse my sudden reply. I am considering buying this Nintendo Switch Lite, but would it be possible to lower the price? My son is hospitalized since he has contracted the Coronavirus, and I am trying my best to buy him one. Could you sell it to me for 25,000 yen?
The most interesting thing in this story is not just the story that tells the sellers, and that has worked for him. This buyer has gone from getting a Switch Lite for about 300 euros to get it for just over 200. A reduction of 10,000 yen, about 100 euros approx., Which has helped him make big profits. And it is that, in the same profile, you can see how he has already sold a console unit for 40,000 yen, about 350 euros.
Curious and unhealthy strategy of this user who has wanted to take advantage of the difficulties that the coronavirus is causing both within the video game sector and outside it. They have already detected your pattern. Now … will they take action?
Nintendo Switch wants to increase its production
A few days ago, as the Japanese Nikkei newspaper, Nintendo decided to move tab to increase the production of its console. The Japanese firm wants to increase the number of units available in stores to satisfy a demand that exploded last March
Agreements with factories to increase production capacity by 10%, but they have a problem behind: the components. Although this level can be raised, procurement of supplies and components cannot be guaranteed necessary to achieve results. Nintendo may have to rethink its strategy or make new agreements, since it wants to go for it all in 2020 in which the new generation begins to appear.