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Nintendo Labo VR Kit sold out at multiple retailers

Is Labo having its moment?

A combination of more excitement from fans and a more cautious approach to supply has lead to Nintendo Labo's VR Kit being extremely tough to find. People all over the internet are sharing stories of multiple retailers being completely sold out. That goes for both the full VR Kit and the Starter Kit.

Have you had trouble finding the Kits at your local retailer? Did you jump in on this version of Labo while skipping the others?

Categories: Top Stories, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch, labo
Games: Nintendo Labo

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In b4 "artificial shortages" comments.

People who think "artificial shortages" are a thing are the anti-vaxxers or flat-earthers of the gaming community.

In b4 "artificial shortages" comments.

People who think "artificial shortages" are a thing are the anti-vaxxers or flat-earthers of the gaming community.

Yeah, the "artificial storage" argument is a rough one, because while there's an ever so slight possibility that it could be true [back in the day], it's more likely that it can be chalked up to underestimated demand at best, and production not able to meet that demand at worst.

Especially when you considered how much Toy-Con Kits 1-3 were severely discounted, it shouldnt be a surprise that everyone's playing it safe this time around.

I have to agree here. It’s the Big N having lower expectations due to prior experience (i.e. the previous kits) that they didn’t want to be stuck with inventory. Meaning that we probably won’t see more VR experiences any time soon either. I’m just glad I pre-ordered as a “just in case”.

It is an artificial shortage because while Nintendo COULD produce more kits, they didnt. But it is clearly based off data compiled from other labo kits and not a "we will only make 100 of these" mentality.

I don’t think so either, it’s mainly retailers wanting nothing to do with it after seeing the last three kits collect dust on shelves over the last year. My local Walmarts didn’t even get a single one, and that’s mainly due to a lack of interest. I do believe Nintendo has to re-prove themselves with this if they want stores to care (which I do think they’ll care more with the VR kit at least).

I can't imagine who you're thinking of... ;)

I'm very interested in this and haven't seen any in the wild.
Looks like Nintendo is working that false- shortage angle again to drive up demand for over-priced cardboard. 😉

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