Nintendo Switch Stock Report For August 11: Target And GameStop

Posted: Aug 11 2017, 12:01pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 

Nintendo Switch Stock Report for August 11
 

The Nintendo Switch availability report for Friday, August 11, 2017.

On Friday, August 11, the Nintendo Switch is available online at gamestop.com in a selection of only two remaining Nintendo Switch bundles. The available Nintendo Switch bundles start at $429.99 and ship by August 18. 

Initially, GameStop offered six bundles in the new batch of Nintendo Switch consoles, but four of them have sold out now. the two remaining Nintendo Switch bundles are listed on gamestop.com. Despite the bundling, GameStop is able to sell through their Nintendo Switch inventory.

On Wednesday, The Tracker app alerted it's users that the Nintendo Switch availability at walmart.com. The retailer offered again its customizable bundle, starting at around $370.

Through the Walmart app, the unbundled $299 Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con console was available for purchase. Make sure to select Notify Me on the Walmart Switch bundle listed in the Tracker app to get notifications for all of Walmart's Nintendo Switch offers.

Walmart has offered the Nintendo Switch regularly on Friday afternoons online at walmart.com. Get the free Tracker app to receive an alert on your smartphone in case it happens today again.

The demand for the Nintendo Switch has slowed down noticeably in the US. It's the middle of the summer and we don't see many consumers search for the Nintendo Switch availability or complain about on social media that they cannot find out. This also now starts to be reflected in reseller prices for the Nintendo Switch. Markups are down to as low as $70 on amazon.com.

The Nintendo Switch is available online from reseller market places on Amazon and eBay since the release of the console in March. Reseller mark ups have been well above $100 earlier this year. The Nintendo Switch reseller markups have come down now quite a bit. The Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con can be found for $370 and the Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con starts at $380 from legit looking resellers on amazon.com.

The Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con is rarer than the console with Gray controllers, resulting in a higher market value. Overall the Nintendo Switch market prices have remained flat. Read the reseller offers carefully and check the feedback. Some low priced offers have shipping dates in July. 

Over 1,000 Target stores are reported to have the Nintendo Switch in stock. While the numbers are not completely representative, we have seen a steep steady increase over the past days. It is worthwhile to check your local Target store today. See store inventory details down below near the end of this report.

We said before that Nintendo is now busy ramping up inventory for the Nintendo Switch for the Holiday shopping season. The Japanese video make needs to ship significantly more Nintendo Switch units in November and December to make sure most kids who have Switch on their Christmas wish-list will find one under their Christmas tree.

Nintendo revealed on July 26, that the company has sold 4.70 million Nintendo Switch consoles from the March 3 launch to June 30. Nintendo kept the forecast for Nintendo Switch sales at 10 million units until March 2018. This has interpreted as a sign of production issues, making the Switch a "hard to find item" when the Holiday shopping season comes around. 

To find Nintendo Switch in stock online at the $299.99 price, you can get our new The Tracker app, available as free download for iOS and Android. Further below this report features the latest on the in-store availability of the Nintendo Switch. 

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

Nintendo Switch Stock at Online Stores

The Nintendo Switch is available online at gamestop.com in a selection of three Nintendo Switch bundles. The available Nintendo Switch bundles start at $404.99 and ship by August 18. ThinkGeek lists 12 different Nintendo Switch bundles online at ThinkGeek.com with shipping time frame of late August.

Amazon restocked the Nintendo Switch the last time on Monday, July 10. Only Prime members got access to the Nintendo Switch stock. When the next Switch sale on Amazon takes place is not known. Use the Tracker app to get notified when the Switch is in stock at Amazon or other major online retailers. The app is set and forget. When there is a Switch in stock you will receive a notification in real-time on your iPhone or Android phone.

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 June 30, the Japanese video game company sold 4.70 million Switch consoles.

The Nintendo Switch reseller markups keep steady and range today between $90 to $120 for the Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con and $95 to $130 for the Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con on amazon.com. The Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con is rarer than the console with Gray controllers, resulting in considerably 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 and Splatoon 2, we expect the next major supply wave coming in time for the Super Marion Odyssey release in October. Amazon offers the Super Mario Odyssey game for $47.99 for Prime members.

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 TrackerNintendo Switch with Gray Joy-ConNintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con.

Nintendo Switch in Stock at Stores

The Switch is reported to be available in 807 Walmart stores and 1,167 Target stores locations according to the Nintendo Switch inventory tracker iStockNow (10:00 am ET). The number of Target stores that are reported to have the Nintendo Switch in stock continued to increase compared to yesterday. Chances are quite good that your local Target store has a Nintendo Switch in stock today.

The above numbers need to be put in perspective to the number of stores each retailer operates in the United States. There are 4,400 GameStop locations, 1,800 Target stores and 5,000 Walmart stores in the US. This means that the chances to find a Switch in stock at your local retail outlet are not that great. Read also the latest Nintendo Switch news.

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

Updated: 2017-08-13 04:15:15am

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