Nintendo Switch And NES Classic In Stock At Sales Events Scheduled For Last Week Of April

Posted: Apr 24 2017, 3:09am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 25 2017, 1:20am CDT, in News | Technology News

 

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The last week of April is brings new Nintendo Switch stock and the last restocking of the NES Classic.

The Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con and the Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con continue to be hard to find. The last week of April will give many video game fans finally what they are looking for since beginning of March, when Nintendo launched the new Switch console.

Nintendo and retailers are using the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the date to restock the Nintendo Switch console. Best Buy has advertised the Nintendo Switch in the stores' new weekly ad. Best Buy will hold the Switch for Friday, April 28 sales event.

Target has advertised the Nintendo Switch in their current weekly ad, valid starting today. Several people have scored a Switch this morning at Target.

By far not all Target stores received stock today. Target stores will receive Nintendo Switch inventory all week. Over 600 Target stores are especially decorated for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe release this Friday.

There will be more stores restocking the Nintendo Switch in time for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe release. The Nintendo Flagship store in New York will be among the stores to find a Nintendo Switch in stock on Friday.

This week is also important for shopper (and scalpers) who want to score a Nintendo NES Classic. Nintendo said when the company announced to discontinue the Nintendo NES Classic that the last stock of NES Classic Edition will reach retailers in April.

Best Buy will restock the Nintendo NES Classic on Monday, April 24. Some Best Buy stores do not wait until Monday and are selling their NES Classic inventory already Sunday. Several shoppers have confirmed on social media to have bought a NES Classic today at a Best Buy store. Best Buy stores have up to 16 NES Classic in stock. The lines are already forming at Best Buy around the Nation during the night.

At this point there are no other NES Classic Sales events announced for the last week of April. The NES Classic supply has dried up since the devastating announcement. This could mean that the last week of April will see increased inventory.

Nintendo Switch Sales Schedule

Target Stores: All Week, starting Sunday, April 23.

Best Buy Stores: Friday, April 28

Nintendo NES Classic Edition Sales Schedule

Best Buy Stores: Sunday, April 23 to Monday April 24

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.

The $59.99 Nintendo NES Classic Edition console launched on November 11 in stores and online. The supply was extremely constraint in stores and especially online. On April 13, Nintendo announced to stop production of the NES Classic Edition. The last shipments of the NES Classic arrive through April.

The palm-sized NES console, retailing for $59.99 list price, features the classic Nintendo NES controller many geeks have grown up with. The retro console comes pre-installed with 30 classic NES games including Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Metroid, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and Kirby's Adventures. The NES Classic Edition system is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985.

The ability to mod the NES Classic and install an unlimited number of games has renewed the hype around the retro console. The latest hack enables the NES Classic to store 2,500 games.

The 80s retro console launched on November 11, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, Nintendo has sold 1.5 million NES Classic Edition. New official NES Classic sales numbers for 2017 are expected to be released on April 27. Read the latest Nintendo NES Classic updates.

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