Nintendo Switch Will Be Available Again At GameStop Soon

Time to hound your local store.

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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.

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A guy at gamestop told me they were only going to be selling bundles starting at $500 :|

Funny how Nintendo says they'll double the production for the Switch, but the NES Classic remains untouched. WTF I JUST WANT THE GOD DAMN NES CLASSIC CONTROLLER THAT'S ALL I WANT

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aross2004@Zazabar: OMG..Those scalpers....Imagine taking a premium product, bundling it and daring to make a profit on it......

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@Zazabar: I just don't see the appeal for the NES classic. I grew up playing the NES and those games are terrible! An SNES Classic, now that would be awesome. The Best Buy here has had one NES classic controller for the longest time too. Good luck finding what you want and happy gaming!

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@parabol69: with ya bro. An snes classic would win me. Playing donkey kong country 2 again would make me so happy

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@Zazabar: get on ebay then u wont see them come around till christmastime lol

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@Zazabar: Yeah, i swung by my local Stopper, and they wanted me to plop down half a grand for a "guaranteed April 15 delivery date".

Screw that. Walked next door to Target and got the details on the small shipment they were getting. I'd rather pay $299 and get the 5% back, thanks.

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@PixelAddict: Love that REDcard. :)

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@Erebus: What can I say? I'm a gamer not a fanboy, and play all the consoles/games.

I'm sooo Switzerland.

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@Zazabar: What? I walked into a local electronic store yesterday actually and there were 2 NES classics and 15 controllers on the shelf. Sucks for you man.

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@fig56: and fact you didnt buy all of them makes u stupid

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@doccobb: Who says I didn't? I just put them on ebay for $200 each. Good job assuming there little child.

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@Zazabar: I hate saying it, but the NES Classic would compete with the virtual console when it launches on the Switch. Why sell people a NES Classic when you can get them to buy a Switch to play the same games on? My guess is a few years down the line Nintendo will release the SNES Classic along with a boat load of NES classics once there is a solid install base for the Switch (and a library of software).

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@Zazabar Since when did a customer's "wants" become important to the Big N ????

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@inkman66: Let it go already. Sheesh...

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I'll just wait till next year when hopefully all the launch and paid for online bugs are fixed

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Hmm... sounds like I need to beat Zelda and sell mine this weekend.

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@TrueLink:

Exactly what I was thinking. On the other hand I'm really enjoying taking my time with Zelda...

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@dashaka I will never beat Zelda...................am having too much fun blowing up fish, climbing things, shield boarding, gliding, side quests.............

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@dashaka: Exactly! I keep saying that today is the day where I beat the last two beasts, but then... hey! is that a shiny new shrine over there?!

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oh good! I was worried I wouldn't be able to contribute money to this shithole

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