Nintendo Switch In Stock Again At Nintendo Store Starting Today

Posted: Apr 12 2017, 8:24am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Switch In Stock Again at Nintendo Store Starting Today
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Nintendo fans can find a Nintendo Switch in stock at Nintendo's New York flagship store starting Wednesday morning.

The Nintendo flagship store in New York is selling the Nintendo Switch console again starting this morning. The store will have the Nintendo Switch in stock today, April 12 at 10am. The Switch will also be available at 10am on Thursday and at 3pm on Friday according to announcement.

Consumers living in New York or visit the Big Apple, can line up at the Nintendo store at 10 Rockefeller Plaza starting Wednesday morning to score a hard to find $299.99 Nintendo Switch.

The store is distributing wristbands to customers in line. The Nintendo Store is distributing wristbands to shoppers waiting in line. Nintendo's flagship store has offered the Switch each day last week.

The reseller prices of the Nintendo Switch start a around $375 now, a $15 drop from end of the week. The lowest priced Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con is selling for $380 and free shipping. The Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con still fetches over $420 on the marketplace.

For finding a Switch in stock on Tuesday, Walmart and Target stores are best bet according to our Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide.

Nintendo announced last week that more Nintendo Switch consoles are on the way. The Mario company said the truth. Lots of new Switch inventory has been showing up over the past days.

Check our comprehensive Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide featuring all the tips and tricks to find and buy a Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo started to restock the Nintendo Switch three weeks ago. 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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