The reports of Asian resellers suggest that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 will have clearly more existence on the market compared to the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.
Nvidia RTX 3070 will have a larger inventory than the RTX 3080 and 3090
The report comes from sources of PC Watch, which has received news from several retailers in the Akihabara technology market-based in Tokyo, Japan.
Dospara, one of Akihabara’s major retail outlets, has announced that it will begin selling GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards around 8 pm (JST) when the first cards are issued. The store expects payments to begin at 9 pm (JST) after the product is delivered at 10 pm, which should only take 10 minutes. The graphics card is sold on a “first come, first served” basis, similar to many North American stores and how they process orders for new releases.
According to PC Watch, they not only visited Dospara, but also spoke with several other retailers. They all guaranteed that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 will have a much larger inventory than the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080. It remains to be seen whether they are referring to the launch inventory or the total inventory, as the launch inventory may have improved somewhat due to the delayed launch from October 15-29, but if the launch inventory runs out quickly, will there be enough to replenish it?
This report is also based on the words of retailers in Asia and the Pacific. We don’t know what levels of inventory and supply will be in other market regions, but there is no reason to believe that America and Europe will not have a larger inventory of this card. A Danish dealer had however already predicted that the number of the RTX 3070 models standing for the sales was not so good.
Danish distributor ProShop has published its own supply and demand statistics for Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070, and their overall figures are not so good. Nvidia and its partners can only meet 7.4% of the demand for the next card, so it remains to be seen how things will develop on October 29.