Nintendo Switch Stock Updates: GameStop, Walmart, Meijer And Amazon Prime Now

Posted: Apr 6 2017, 9:30am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Switch Stock Updates: GameStop, Walmart, Meijer and Amazon Prime Now

New Nintendo Switch inventory keeps coming in.

This morning many Walmart are reportedly having the Switch in stock. In addition the Switch is in stock at dozens GameStop locations and several Meijer stores. Amazon Prime Now offered the Switch to customers in Seattle, New York and Fort Worth according to the alerts on iStockNow.

Nintendo announced last week that more Nintendo Switch consoles are on the way. A recent report out of Japan tries explains why Nintendo struggles to produce enough Switch consoles to satisfy the demand.

Lots of new Switch inventory has been showing up over the past days. The extreme demand makes it though difficult to score a Switch for the regular retail price of $299.99.

Resellers still can charge a premium on marketplaces, but prices are declining. We have released a new comprehensive Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide with all the tips and tricks to find and buy a Nintendo Switch.

Walmart stores are reported to have the Switch in stock This morning. To find a Walmart that has the Switch in stock enter your zip code and select the Walmart store near you on this walmart.com page.

We recommend to check the stock information for your local Walmart stores on iStockNow and BrickSeek. The iStockNow live map provides the details where the Switch is in stock for Walmart stores. To check if a Walmart store near you has the Switch in stock you can also use this BrickSeek 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 for the more rare Switch with neon Joy-con visit this link.

The reseller prices of the Nintendo Switch start a around $390 now, a $10 drop from beginning of the week. 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 two weeks. 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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