Shortages amid record sales: Consumers face a frustrating Christmas | Opinion

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Rob Fahey

Rob Fahey

Contributing Editor

Friday 3rd December 2021

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Console shortages around Christmas are hardly a novelty. Anyone who’s been around the industry for a while will have seen the same headlines crop up in November and December many, many times — frustrated families who can’t find the Christmas gift they’d promised; empty store shelves; Scrooge-like scalpers charging exorbitant prices to desperate parents; even the occasional dramatic story about cargo planes airlifting in emergency stocks of in-demand consoles from factories in East Asia. Nintendo’s Wii rather famously managed to be the toy that nobody could get their hands on for love nor

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