With less than a week to go, I still can't pre-order a Nintendo Switch.
So far my impressions of the Switch have been nothing short of glowing.
The specter of the always-in-too-short-supply NES Classic Edition is looming rather large this close to launch.
That's certainly what appeared to be the case with the mini NES Classic Edition.
Manufactured scarcity is when a company restricts the flow of a product to consumers to create the illusion of high demand, increasing real demand by making a product look so desirable that it's already sold out.
That worked well with the NES Classic Edition, which inspired headlines, lines, and fights in lines in the wee hours of the morning at retailers around the country, selling over 1.5 million units.