Nintendo Switch ToysRUs Restock Sale Event Updates

Posted: May 19 2017, 10:12am CDT | by , Updated: May 19 2017, 10:17am CDT, in News | Technology News

Nintendo Switch ToysRUs Restock Sale Event Updates
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The Nintendo Switch is back in stock at ToysRUs on Friday, May 19. Updated.

Nintendo delivered a new shipment of Nintendo Switch this week. Amazon restocked the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch is available as bundle deals online at GameStop and Target.

To find a $299.99 Nintendo Switch console in stock is impossible online and rather difficult in stores. This is different today. On Friday, May 19, ToysRUs restocks the $299.99 Nintendo Switch in limited quantities.

ToysRUs recommends that customers get in line before doors open on Friday morning for a chance to purchase, the toy retailer told I4U News in a statement.

ToysRUs stores open at 10am local time on Friday. Lines will start hours before, depending how popular the ToysRUs location is. We predict that each ToySRUs retail location has not more than a dozen Switch consoles in stock. There are 875 ToysRUs and BabiesRUs locations around the Nation. We estimate that ToysRUs received shipment of about 5,000 Switch units that will be spread out across all stores.


11am ET: East Coast ToysRUs opened their doors. Customers report that stores had 10 to 15 Switch console on hand. Lines range from a handful to a more than a dozen people. Lines are not crazy and lining up at around 8am local time could be enough, depending on the popularity of the TRU location.

7am ET: The first shoppers are in line at the East Coast. Some TRU stores have up to 20 Switch consoles in stock, according to people who have called their local store.

We collect feedback from the lines to get some insight on how many Switch consoles are in stock. Please leave a comment below when TRU employees inform the line how many Switch are available. The ToysRUs stores feature special Switch decoration to welcome shoppers. This photo shows a ToysRUs store in Michigan prepared for Friday's Switch sale. A table is decked out with Switch accessories.

The demand for the Switch is not as crazy anymore as it has been a couple weeks ago, but there will be people that line up 3 to four hours before the stores open. The market prices for the Nintendo Switch are still about $100 above retail, which keeps the Nintendo Switch interesting for scalpers.

Friday is a big day to score the Nintendo Switch. Shoppers who lose out on the ToysRUs Switch sale can try to buy the Nintendo Switch at 5pm online at the Walmart Online shop.

The last time ToysRUs restocked the Nintendo Switch was on Friday, April 28. To find your local ToysRUs store visit ToysRUs is not going to sell the Nintendo Switch online on Friday.

Nintendo sold 280,000 Nintendo Switch consoles in April, making it top the video game hardware charts for the second month in a row. If Nintendo would be able to satisfy demand, the sales numbers would be considerably higher.

Besides ToysRUs, Walmart is expected to sell the Nintendo Switch again on Friday. The giant retailer is offering the Switch in flash sales on Fridays at 5pm ET. Download our new online stock tracker app The Tracker to get notified about new Nintendo Switch inventory.

Nintendo is ramping up the production for the Nintendo Switch, but has not disclosed what the current production capacity per month is. The only number the company made official is the production volume over the next 12 months. 10 million Switch consoles are planned to enter retail channels until end of April 2018. The demand for the Nintendo Switch will spike during the Holiday Shopping season 2017. Nintendo will set aside a large part of the Switch production during the next months for November and December. This stock piling will keep the Nintendo Switch in short supply during the next 5 months.

As Nintendo coordinated new Switch console shipment with the launch of Mario Kart 8, we expect the company to do the same for the next major Switch game launches. This means the next big wave of new Switch consoles comes in mid-June for the release of ARMS.

There are also several new accessories coming on the market from Nintendo in the next weeks. See the full list of new Nintendo Switch accessories.

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Updated: 2018-08-14 01:11:27pm

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