Nintendo Switch Stock Update For May 19 Is A Big One

Posted: May 19 2017, 7:36am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Nintendo Switch Stock Update for May 19 is a Big One

The latest Nintendo Switch stock tracking information for online and in store availability for Friday, May 19th

Friday, May 19, is a great day to find a Nintendo Switch in stock. ToysRUs is restocking the $299.99 Nintendo Switch in stores today. This is a solid opportunity to find a Nintendo Switch console in stock outside a bundle. The lines have started on the east coast and soon will begin everywhere. ToysRUs stores open this morning at 10am local time.

There is a second chance to find a Nintendo Switch in stock in the afternoon. Walmart is expected again to sell the Nintendo Switch online at 5pm ET. This will be the 7th time Walmart sells the Nintendo Switch on Fridays. Walmart's Nintendo sale is very popular and scoring a Switch has been difficult in the past. This week we saw though an increased influx of new Nintendo Switch stock.

The Nintendo Switch console is available online right now only as part of bundles. GameStop has had three Switch bundles on offer, but has now sold out two. The Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con bundle is remaining. Target is also still offering a Nintendo Switch bundle online at

The GameStop and Target Nintendo Switch bundles are the only option to buy a Nintendo Switch online on Friday until the 5pm ET sale at Shoppers can track the availability of the Nintendo Switch bundles and Switch consoles offers with our new app The Tracker.

Nintendo believes the Nintendo Switch will be as big as the extremely successful Nintendo Wii. Looking at the current shortage, the Japanese video game maker has a long road ahead of them to ship 101 million Nintendo Switch consoles. The positive reception and praise of the Nintendo Switch fuel the demand for the mobile and home console hybrid. Nintendo is also busy marketing the Nintendo Switch with hands-on events and at the E3 2017.

Find below the latest Nintendo Switch online availability updates and stock tracking updates for stores.

Nintendo Switch Stock at Online Stores

On Friday the Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con bundle sells for $484.99 online at Target's Nintendo Switch bundle on offer at sells for $499.99. It is rather attractive bundle including Pro Controller, Zelda, Mario Kart and a bag. The Switch bundle at Target ships now, while the three GameStop offers ship May 26.

Amazon restocked the Nintendo Switch on Wednesday afternoon. Only Prime members got access to the Nintendo Switch stock. When the next Switch sale on Amazon takes place is not known. Use our new Tracker app to get notified when the Switch is in stock at Amazon.

Today at 5pm ET, Walmart is expected again to sell the Nintendo Switch online at This will be the 7th time Walmart sells the Nintendo Switch on Fridays. The Switch will be available as a custom bundle. Through the Walmart app the $299 Switch consoles have been available too. To get an notification when Walmart is again selling the Nintendo Switch online try our new Tracker app.

The Switch is extremely hard to score on Friday at A lot of successful orders got cancelled afterwards as Walmart sold more than they had available. It is a head-scratcher why Walmart's shopping platform is not able to keep sales and stock in sync.

Amazon in the UK is offering the Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con with an in stock date of May 25. The price of the UK import comes to $332.22 with 5 day shipping.

At this point no online retailer is selling the $299.99 Nintendo Switch consoles. The Nintendo Switch will continue to be hard to find for the foreseeable future. Nintendo plans to ship 10 million consoles world-wide in the time from April 2017 to April 2018. From the launch on Mach 3 to April 27, the Mario company sold 2.74 million Switch consoles.

Online stores restocked the $299.99 Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con and the $299.99 Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con in time for the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on April 28. Since then the Switch console was out of stock online, besides the TRU bundle offer, according to data from The Tracker.

The Nintendo Switch reseller markups keep steady and range today between $90 to $110 for the Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con and $100 to $130 for the Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con on The Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con is more rare than the console with Gray controllers, resulting in considerable higher market value. Overall the Nintendo Switch market prices have risen slightly.

To find Nintendo Switch in stock online, shoppers can use our new The Tracker app, available as free download for iOS and Android.

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.

When is Nintendo Switch in stock online again?

Nintendo is ramping up the production for the Nintendo Switch, but has not disclosed what the current production capacity per month is. 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.

The Nintendo Switch will likely be offered in special bundles in time for the Holidays. A Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle has already surfaced in Russia. Because of the incredible demand for the Switch console, the monetary savings on these bundles will be limited. Usually bundles offer a way for consumers to get a free game. Nintendo can afford to just offer some savings, unless the demand is slowing down. Read the latest Nintendo Switch news.

How to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock Online

We developed the The Tracker app to make finding stock of rare products online as easy and stress free as possible. Download the free app for Apple iPhone or Android phones. From the list products you select to be notified for the Switch with Grey Joy-Con and/or Neon Joy-Con.

That is it. It is set and forget. At the moment we detect the Nintendo Switch console in stock at major online retailers, you receive a notification on your smartphone. Now you are just a tap away from buying a Nintendo Switch. You can also see the current availability of the Nintendo Switch consoles in the web version of The Tracker: Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con, Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con.

Nintendo Switch in Stock at Stores

ToysRUs sells the Nintendo Switch today in stores. Lining up early is recommended. TRU Stores open at 10am local time.

The Nintendo Switch is available in 569 Walmart stores, 303 Target stores, 29 GameStop locations according to the Nintendo Switch inventory tracker iStockNow (8:30am ET). The number of Walmart stores stayed basically the same compared to Wednesday. Over 200 more Target locations have received the Switch since yesterday. The retailer continues also to sell a Switch bundle online

The Nintendo flagship store in New York said on April 28 in a tweet to have the Nintendo Switch in stock each morning. People in New York or visitors can give this purchase option a try. Social media posts from people who visited the flagship store confirm the availability of the Switch at the Nintendo store in New York. Some even report that they saw the Switch still on the shelves late afternoon.

The big upcoming Switch games are Arms on June 16 and Splatoon 2 on July 21. Amazon offers pre-order discounts on both of the titles for Prime members to the tune of 20%. Read the latest Nintendo Switch news.

The Tracker by I4U News - Real-time online inventory tracker

Updated: 2019-01-22 08:35:28pm

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