The Switch may have landed but while many of us were patiently waiting for our Super Bomberman R pre-orders to arrive, we were instead greeted with the dreaded ”Stock Update’ email, informing us of a major stock shortage from Konami.
In fact, after reading other gamers experiences online, it seems that many major retailers didn’t even receive a first batch of stock for release day! This begs the question – did Konami suffer major shipment delays or did they totally underestimate the success of the Nintendo Switch at launch?
Yes, you can download Bomberman R from the Switch e-shop but this isn’t the point. I’m a retro geek who still has collections of NES, SNES, Master System and Megadrive cartridges, so imagine how chuffed I was to hear that Nintendo’s new console would offer cartridge games for the big screen?! Yeah, safe to say that this gamer wants to build himself a Switch cartridge collection (speaking of which, we’ll have to find out when Hori are releasing their cool version of a Switch game card case).
Did you receive the dreaded ‘Stock Update’ email, too? Have you been on a recent Super Bomberman R hunt with success? Hit the comments and let us know!
– Linking your Nintendo ID to Switch
– Nintendo games that need to return on Switch
– Games that need Nintendo Switch ports
I actually ended up getting my Super Bomberman R from the same place! When I checked online beforehand, I could also see that Portsmouth’s GAME also had limited stock…but just like Fareham, they were probably sitting on just a few copies!
Checked out GAME today (Fareham, Hampshire) and they had 2 left in stock!