Nintendo Switch In Stock At Amazon Prime Now

Posted: Apr 4 2017, 8:29am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Switch in Stock at Amazon Prime Now

The $299.99 Nintendo Switch is available through Amazon Prime Now in select regions. Updated.

The Nintendo Switch is available through Amazon's local delivery service. Amazon Prime Now has increased availability of the $299.99 Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con. The restocking of the Nintendo Switch has so far had no impact on the reseller prices of the Nintendo Switch yet. Prices stay at around $400.

Updates:

9:30am ET: The Switch was available this morning in Miami and Portsmouth on Amazon Prime Now. Keep on checking your Zip code on Amazon Prime Now. If you live in an Amazon Prime Now area, watching availability each day is the way to go. To use Amazon Prime Now, you need a Prime membership (free 30-day trial available). The check if the Switch console is in stock on Amazon Prime Now check the following pages:

Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con

Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con

Amazon is not offering notifications when a product is in stock on Amazon Prime Now. The iStockNow service is providing alerts when the Nintendo Switch is in stock for an city on Amazon Prime Now here.

5:00am ET: The Nintendo Switch is still available for shoppers in Virginia Beach (Zip: 23320). Amazon lets customers buy up to 10 Nintendo Switch consoles. This is a dream for resellers.

2:55am ET: Nintendo Switch available on Amazon Prime Now in San Diego (Zip: 92110).

1:30am ET: The Nintendo Switch is available for shoppers in Virginia Beach (Zip: 23320) now. The Switch was in stock for Prime members in Austin, Chicago and Baltimore.

The quickest way to find and buy a Nintendo Switch is through Amazon Prime Now. If you live in an Amazon Prime Now area, watching availability each day is the way to go. To use Amazon Prime Now, you need a Prime membership (free 30-day trial available). The check if the Switch console is in stock on Amazon Prime Now check the following pages:

Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con

Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con

Amazon is not offering notifications when a product is in stock on Amazon Prime Now. The iStockNow service is providing alerts when the Nintendo Switch is in stock for an city on Amazon Prime Now here.

Nintendo Switch at Amazon Prime Now

Nintendo announced last week that more Nintendo Switch consoles are on the way. The Mario company told the truth. Lots of new Switch inventory has been showing up over the past days. The crazy demand makes it though difficult to score a Switch for the regular retail price of $299.99. We have released a new comprehensive Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide with all the tips and tricks to find and buy a Nintendo Switch.

The reseller prices of the Nintendo Switch stay around $400, despite the restocking. Please avoid the fake low priced reseller deals on the Nintendo Switch. These offers are a scam. Read our report on the Nintendo Switch Amazon scam for details.

Nintendo started to restock the Nintendo Switch mid-March. GameStop kicked things off with restocking the Switch in stores. Walmart, Target, ToysRUs and even amazon.com offered the $299.99 Nintendo Switch with Grey Joy-Con. The supply for the Nintendo Switch Neon Joy-Con version was much lower. The Nintendo flagship store in New York sold Nintendo Switch each day last week.

Read our Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide to find a Switch in stock.

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.

Read the latest Nintendo Switch updates and also check out our Nintendo NES Classic shopping guide.

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