Nintendo Switch Is In Stock At ToysRUs On Saturday

Posted: Mar 25 2017, 2:34pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Switch Is In Stock at ToysRUs on Saturday

The Nintendo Switch will be on sale at ToysRUs this weekend. Find out the details. Updated.

Several stores have restocked the Nintendo Switch this week. Shoppers found the new Nintendo Switch at GameStop, Walmart, Target and Best Buy stores. A ToysRUs representative informed I4U News on Thursday that the toy retailer will have the Nintendo Switch in stock on Saturday.

"For those who may have missed out on the initial launch, Toys“R”Us stores nationwide are receiving new shipments of Nintendo Switch this Saturday, March 25. We recommend customers get in line early, as we expect these units to be snapped up quickly when the doors open at 9am."

Usually ToysRUs is hosting sales events of hard to find items on Sunday. But not this time. The $299.99 Nintendo Switch console will be available already tomorrow morning at the ToysRUs stores.

Updates:

March 25, 3pm ET: The Nintendo Switch restocking at ToysRUs was very limited. We have seen reports of stores that only had 10 consoles in stock. It is easier to win a new Nintendo Switch in our I4U News Giveaway.

March 25, 2:45am ET: First lines have started to form already outside of ToysRUs locations according to posts on social media. To get a Nintendo Switch at ToysRUs this morning, shoppers have to line up hours before the 9am store opening. Find your local TRU store here.

If you are in line at a ToysRUs store, please post a comment below or email us with information about how many people are in line at you local TRU store (provide the location). Once you know how many Switch consoles the store has in stock, please post that too please.

ToysRUs did not make any comments about the number of Switch consoles in stock. We have made an inquiry about that. We assume that the number of Switch console available at each TRU store is about one to two dozen.

Lining up in the early morning hours will be essential to score a Switch at a ToysRUs store on Saturday. You can also just win a new Nintendo Switch in the I4U News Giveaway.

Legit Nintendo Switch offers on Amazon.com start at $430 plus $3.99 shipping. Amazon needs to step up its game and remove these apparently fake low ball reseller offers.

Nobody is selling a brand-new Switch for $158. Please read our report about the rampant Nintendo Switch scam on Amazon.com. The same low price offer spam happens on the NES Classic offers on amazon.com. Customers who buy these offers have their money locked up until Amazon is refunding them. Amazon needs to do more to remove these offers.

All large retailer have restocked the Switch this week. On Friday, Amazon.com sold the $299.99 Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con. The inventory lasted 45 minutes. Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con prices are a bit higher than that for the Gray version.

How to find the Nintendo Switch in Stores

Walmart Stores
Enter your zip code and select the Walmart store near you on this walmart.com page.

The Walmart SKU number for the Nintendo Switch with grey Joy-Con is 52901821. The Walmart SKU for the Nintendo Switch with neon blue and new red Joy-Con is 52901822. To check if a Walmart store near you has the Switch in stock you can also use this BrickSeek page. To check for the more rare Switch with neon Joy-con visit this link.

Alternatively shoppers can use iStockNow to find Walmart stores with Switch in stock.

Target Stores
The Target DPCI for the Nintendo Switch console with neon blue and neon red Joy-Con is 207-29-1001. The DPCI for the Nintendo Switch with grey Joy-Con is 207-29-1000. The search for the Switch at Target on BrickSeek is not returning results yet.

Alternatively shoppers can use iStockNow to find Target stores with Switch in stock.

Best Buy
Shoppers can use iStockNow to find Best Buy stores with Switch in stock.

GameStop
The iStockNow service also works for GameStop store locations.

A pro tip for iStockNow is to look for inventory changes of your local stores you track. Only if there is a fresh change, the likelihood that the information is correct is high.

How to Find a Nintendo Switch in stock online

To track online inventory and get alerts, shoppers can use zoolert and NowInStock. Both inventory tracker have already setup the Nintendo Switch trackers. We also recommend to use the Chrome browser extension Page Monitor Pro to monitor Nintendo Switch product pages in the hours ahead of the release.

Amazon has been offering the hard to find Nintendo Switch through its local delivery service Amazon Prime Now. We see the Nintendo Switch in stock for select cities on Amazon Prime Now almost each day over the past weeks. The inventory is sold out extremely fast each time. The Lucky customers can receive the Switch with 2 hour free delivery once the Amazon Prime Now.

Below is the list of shops that offer the Nintendo Switch online in case they have inventory.

Amazon

Best Buy

GameStop

Target

ToysRUs

Nintendo lists six official stores that sell the Nintendo Switch including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, ToysRUs and Target. Other stores have also listed the Switch including NewEgg, Fry's, BHPPhotoVideo and Nintendo's own store.

We have a brand-new Nintendo Switch in the office that we are giving away. Enter the I4U News Nintendo Switch Giveaway now to get a chance to win a free Nintendo Switch.

The new Nintendo Switch launched on March 3 and as expected, it sold out on launch day. Nintendo's comments that there would be enough Switch consoles in March to satisfy demand turned out to be untrue. Nintendo now plans to double the production of the Nintendo Switch. The company plans to make 16 million Switch consoles starting April 1 until March 2018. The original plan was to produce 8 million Switch consoles.

The colorful Switch is slightly harder to find than the console with gray controllers. The premium resellers charge is with 50 to 65% still much lower than it is the case for the Nintendo NES Classic.

Nintendo is expected to ship 2 million Switch consoles in March for the global market. The number is too low and finding Nintendo Switch in stock after the initial launch batch sells out is very difficult. The Switch gave Nintendo their biggest console launch ever. The first 2-days of sales beat the Wii and all other Nintendo consoles.

The $59.99 NES Classic continues to be also in extreme short supply and Nintendo is unable to ship a significant resupply to resellers in weeks. Nintendo sold through 1.5 million NES Classic consoles and the demand is by far not satisfied.

It might take Nintendo until Fall to make enough Switch consoles to satisfy demand. The Switch will be one of the most popular Holiday gifts for the Holiday shopping season 2017.

For video game fans who have not pre-ordered a Switch yet, there are still chances on launch day. There have been midnight launches for the Nintendo Switch at several retailers. The online availability of the Switch is expected to be very limited on launch day.

The Nintendo Switch is a completely new video game concept. It's a mobile console first with removable small controllers. The mobile unit with display rest in a Nintendo Switch console connected to your TV. The mobile unit slides inside the Switch docking station, where it also gets charged.

The small controllers that are detachable from the mobile unit also slide onto a home controller. A new Zelda game will be amongst the launch titles for the new Nintendo Switch, formerly known as Nintendo NX.

The Nintendo Switch games sell for $59.99 like the games for the PS4 and Xbox One. The announced Nintendo Switch game line-up includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo killed region locking on the Nintendo Switch. Any game sold in any region will be playable on the Nintendo Switch.

The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Two stylish versions of the system will be released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Both versions will be the same price.

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