Getting hold of a Switch still isn't as easy as we'd like, with retailers all over the world selling out almost as soon as new stock arrives.

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has already stopped short of assuring fans that there will be enough Switch systems in the marketplace to satisfy demand this holiday season, and speaking to The Financial Times, he adopted a similar stance:

I’m going to make millions of these units to flow into the marketplace. But what I don't know is what the demand is going to be. And there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply.

Reggie was also asked about component bottlenecks, which have been cited as one key problem impacting Switch production in the past. It has been hinted in Japan that the company which makes the vibrating "HD Rumble" motors used in the Joy-Con controllers is one possible cause, although it is suspected that even parts made by Nintendo could be in short supply.

When quizzed by The Financial Times, Reggie refused to single out any particular supplier:

There is not one choke point, there are multiple choke points. I won't go into any more detail but it's not just one component.

Hopefully as the Switch matures such supply issues will become less of an issue, but Reggie's admission that there multiple component shortages goes some way to explaining why these systems are so hard to acquire.

[via ft.com]