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13 December 2006
Nintendo DS: sold out
A post on NeoGAF reminded me that I'd expected the Nintendo DS to sell out this holiday season. I just did a quick check and Amazon, EB Games/GameStop, Wal-Mart, and Target all list every version of the Nintendo DS as out of stock or, in the case of Target, available in stores only. (I might be in a local Target soon to have a look at their stock.)

Nintendo sold almost a million Nintendo DS systems in the U.S. during the month of November alone. If they can keep the stores stocked, they'll be able to hit that or more in December. It now appears that's could be a fairly significant "if".

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--Matt Matthews at 20:49
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So the question is if this is a fabricated scarcity, right?

By Blogger rufwork, at 13 December, 2006 22:05  

I tend to think not fabricated. Between Wii production and trying to keep a million systems in the U.S. this month, I'd guess they just don't have resources to throw at the problem. Just a guess.

By Blogger jvm, at 13 December, 2006 22:13  

I bought two DSes in the past month (one for myself and one as a gift).

Searching online was pointless, no one had them in stock that I could find, aside from ebay/amazon marketplace vultures.

However, I easily found white DSes at the local target, and a few seconds on gamestop.com allowed me to find pink DSes in stock at a store within 10 miles (fourth closest store, in Saugus).

Based on my discussion with the guy at the GS, they're selling like hotcakes. He had a full stock of units when I came in, but they had just been restocked the prior day.

So, moral of the story: they're obtainable without too much trouble, as long as you don't mind combining online with local. Let your fingers do the walking.

By Blogger Jeremy, at 14 December, 2006 12:41  

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