Only in German Amazon, the company ordered 20,000 cards
The start of sales of GeForce RTX 3080 video cards will be remembered as one of the most controversial in the history of this market. The video cards really went on sale on the appointed day, only now the stocks ran out in a matter of hours, and now it is simply impossible to buy an RTX 3080 at a normal price.
It looks like the GeForce RTX 3080 has not received millions of people. Zotac Reveals Pre-Order Details
The information shared by Zotac allows us to better understand the situation and assess its scale. The company itself said that in the German division of Amazon alone, it received almost 20,000 pre-orders for the RTX 3080. Of course, Zotac did not have that many cards, but, unfortunately, the company does not specify how much it was able to ship. There is a suspicion that this figure is less than an order of magnitude. Zotac has already apologized for not being able to ship the pre-ordered adapters on short notice.
It should be emphasized that we are talking only about one manufacturer, one country, and one, albeit huge, store. That is, the scale of the global deficit is probably in the millions or tens of millions of video cards that could have been purchased, but this did not happen. And it is still completely unclear when Nvidia will be able to meet this demand.