Nintendo Switch Stock Spotted At Walmart Stores

Posted: Apr 21 2017, 9:28am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 

Nintendo Switch Stock Spotted at Walmart Stores
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Chances to find a Nintendo Switch are by far best at Walmart stores.

The shipments of new Nintendo Switch consoles has slowed down. The online availability has boiled down to $500 Nintendo Switch bundles available for pre-order at GameStop with a May delivery. The Switch bundle Target offered yesterday is sold out. Members of the armed forces still can order a $299 Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con at the Exchange.

There are supposed over 1150 Walmart stores that have the Nintendo Switch in stock, according to iStockNow. We sampled about a dozen Walmart stores reported to have inventory and found one that showed in Walmart's online inventory search a Switch in stock. 

Getting two hits is increasing that chances that indeed the Walmart store in Pearland, Texas has at least one Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con in store. See screenshot below.

Nintendo Switch Walmart

Spotting a rare Nintendo Switch in stock with the online inventory services from third parties and from the retailer itself is not exact science. Combining results helps to increase accuracy. 

Reseller prices of the Nintendo Switch stay at around $400 on Amazon.com. The slow down in supply has not yet reflected on rising prices.  Saving $100 and getting the Switch console from an official source is worth the effort. 

New Switch shipments arrive as early as this weekend. Target has advertised the $299.99 Nintendo Switch in the new weekly ad for the week of April 23. The stock will be limited and lining up early on Sunday will be necessary.

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.

Nintendo announced to have sold over 900,000 Switch consoles in March. The Switch is the fastest selling console in Nintendo's history. To find a Nintendo Switch in stock on Easter, read our updated Nintendo Switch Easter Shopping Guide.

It might take Nintendo until Fall to make enough Switch consoles to satisfy demand. The Nintendo Switch will be one of the most popular Holiday gifts for the Holiday shopping season 2017. Sony and Microsoft will have a hard time to battle the Switch in Holiday sales.

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 rests 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.

The Nintendo Switch games sell for $59.99 like the games for the PS4 and Xbox One. The 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 is playable on the Nintendo Switch.

The system includes 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 versions of the system are available: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. 

Read the latest Nintendo Switch updates and also check out our Nintendo NES Classic shopping guide. Visit The Tracker by I4U News (beta) for the latest in stock updates. 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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