Nintendo Switch goes live… sort of

Nintendo’s newest console/handheld gaming system Nintendo Switch was released last night for retail sale. People were lined up for hours before the midnight release in hopes of scoring the chance to pay $299.00 for a system. Nintendo’s website for buying a Switch has links to retailers: Amazon – Sold Out. They have a link to … Continue reading “Nintendo Switch goes live… sort of”

Target puts nonexistent New Nintendo 3DS XL on sale

From Target’s weekly ad published today: How is Target allowed to put something on sale they don’t have? Target doesn’t have the New Nintendo 3DS XL. They’ve been out of stock since Black Friday. Here’s a recent photo I took at the Hagerstown Target. It’s the locked case that normally has Nintendo handheld consoles: I … Continue reading “Target puts nonexistent New Nintendo 3DS XL on sale”

Walmart helping scalpers gouge customers on the Nintendo 3DS XL

The New Nintendo 3DS XL, a handheld gaming console first released nearly two years ago is still sold out nationwide. The units usually sell for $199.99. Because of the demand and non-availability, third-party “retailers” are selling these units on eBay, Amazon, and even Walmart, at a huge markup. So if you need to buy a Nintendo … Continue reading “Walmart helping scalpers gouge customers on the Nintendo 3DS XL”

Why does Nintendo create artificial demand?

If you wanted to buy a Nintendo New 3DS XL this holiday season, you’ve probably noticed they’re hard to come by. That’s because Nintendo of America artificially creates a higher demand for these hand-held game consoles by purposely not making enough to satisfy the demand. Why? How does this benefit Nintendo and its shareholders? I see … Continue reading “Why does Nintendo create artificial demand?”

Do HeroClix figures really look like this?

Wizkids, maker of collectible miniature games, has released images of some of the 2016 HeroClix convention exclusives. Included in the offerings is Batman with Bomb. From the Wizkids HeroClix website: Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb… and you are going to want to get rid of this bomb— pass off the … Continue reading “Do HeroClix figures really look like this?”