Nintendo Switch Will Be Available Again At GameStop Soon
Time to hound your local store.
Retailer GameStop will have Nintendo Switch units available for sale "as early as Wednesday, March 22," so if you've been after one but have been affected by the stock shortages, this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for.
GameStop has advised customers to "check their stores first for availability" and noted that it will only have "individual" units available, suggesting bundles with games may not be offered.
"GameStop continues to see strong demand from customers who are looking to purchase the Nintendo Switch system," its senior director of merchandising said in a press release. "We are meeting this demand by securing additional systems as fast as we can to ensure customers are able to purchase this innovative gaming technology.
"The customer enthusiasm and response we have seen so far has been incredible as we continue to sell through our supply of systems. We strongly suggest any customer who is still looking to purchase a Nintendo Switch, visit one of our stores as soon as they can. This new allotment will go fast."
A GameStop representative told us customers "cannot reserve units in advance" due to "the limited amount GameStop has received."
Demand for the Switch has been high and Nintendo is reportedly doubling the amount of units produced to meet this. "People briefed on the plans" have said that although Nintendo initially planned to make 8 million consoles before the end of March 2018, this has now been increased to 16 million.
Nintendo previously stated that the Switch is the fastest-selling Nintendo console ever in the Americas, Europe, and Australia. Another report said 1.5 million Switch units were sold in the device's first week on the market, which means it has met Nintendo's first-month expectations of 2 million sales already.