Nintendo Switch In Stock On Sunday At Target Stores

Posted: Apr 23 2017, 9:09am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 23 2017, 9:58am CDT, in News | Technology News

 

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Target stores restock the Nintendo Switch Sunday morning. Updated.

Target has advertised the $299.99 Nintendo Switch in the new weekly ad, valid starting today, Sunday, April 23. The inventory alert service iStockNow report as of 4am ET that over 200 Target stores have the Nintendo Switch in stock. The Target.com site is not confirming this information yet for the flagged stores.

It is not clear at this point how many Target stores will have the Switch in stock today. The number of Switch in stock will be limited as advertised. Target has over 1,800 stores. If not more than 200 stores will have stock, then it will be not very likely that a local Target will have the Switch today. We will keep monitoring the restocking of the Switch throughout the day.

Update: Several shoppers confirmed on social media that their local Target store had the Nintendo Switch in stock this morning. There are also reports of Target stores with no inventory. This confirms the inventory tracker information above. Only about 20% of Target stores are flagged to have the Switch in stock.

Shoppers can check the online availability of the Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con and the Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con on The Tracker.

The Nintendo Switch continues to be a hard to find item. The supply has slowed down in past days. Walmart stores seem to be the best option has over 1,100 stores are flagged to have a Switch in stock.

Customers who do not find a Switch in stock on Sunday have a big opportunity to find a Switch on Friday April 28. On the release day of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch, ToysRUs and Best Buy are restocking the Nintendo Switch.

Also, Amazon Prime members can still save 20% on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for 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.

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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