Should we be worried?
In what comes as somewhat of a surprise, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch has seemingly sold out on both Gamestop and Amazon. The standard physical standalone version of the game has been removed for their sites.
It is normal for special edition versions of games to sell out quicker since those have a limited production run, but it is particularly odd that the Breath of the Wild Switch physical version is not available.
Other retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Toys R Us still have the title available for pre-order, and the Wii U version is still up on all outlets. This does beg the question: Are retailers receiving a limited amount of copies of the game? Or is this part of Nintendo going with physical cartridges for their games and having issues on their production line?
It could still mean that there is so much demand for the game that it is far outpacing its production, which can only mean good things for Nintendo and the popularity of both Breath of the Wild and Switch.
Hopefully this isn’t a prelude to future issues with the production of cartridge-based games on Switch. What do you think? Is this something we should be worried about?