The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition sold out everywhere in minutes. Here is what people have to say:
Oh, just a slight underestimate on Nintendo's part? NO. HELL NO. Nintendo has been doing this for years! For decades in fact (arguably). I recall when this happened to me while trying to get the Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition. Sold out at once, and tons of secondary prices that were 4-5 original cost. Same thing with the NES Classic. Not that I was super interested in the Classic, but if it was around I would have ordered one for retail as a present. But, no copies were around at all. So, was Nintendo just "shocked" that this was such a seller? Well, from Wiis, to Amiibos, to Fire Emblem, Nintendo has a history of apparently purposely under-producing items.
"NES Classic Edition shortages prove Nintendo is either underhanded or incompetent"
"Could it be that we take Nintendo at its word and the company is just that bad at judging demand? And it’s been that bad for an actual decade now?...every single time Nintendo screws up a shipment or creates scarcity, managed or not, it’s showing those customers that it either doesn’t care or can’t be bothered to figure out what’s wrong with its chronic inability to meet demand. There is no third option and, honestly, I don’t know what’s worse."