So you’ve been itching to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch, but haven’t felt like putting down $500 on a model over on Craigslist or eBay? Hey, we know how you feel. But there’s some good news ahead, as a popular retailer could have the system back in stock as soon as this Wednesday.
GameStop has noted that it will have Switch units for sale “as early as Wednesday, March 22nd,” and could be a golden opportunity for those that have been waiting to check the system out. The retailer advises consumers that they should “check their stores first for availability,” and it will only have “individual” units available, so don’t go expecting high-priced bundles like the ones currently being offered on the company’s website.
“GameStop continues to see strong demand from customers who are looking to purchase the Nintendo Switch system,” the senior director of merchandising noted in a press release. “We are meeting this demand by securing additional systems as fast as we can to ensure customers are able to purchase this innovative gaming technology.
“The customer enthusiasm and response we have seen so far has been incredible as we continue to sell through our supply of systems. We strongly suggest any customer who is still looking to purchase a Nintendo Switch, visit one of our stores as soon as they can. This new allotment will go fast.”
A representative also noted that reserving units won’t be a possibility, as stores “cannot reserve units in advance” due to “the limited amount GameStop has received.”
Nintendo has noted previously that it was wildly impressed with the sales of its Switch unit, and it was putting in a great deal of effort to produce 16 million units for 2017 to meet sales demand, double what it initially was hoping to make for the year. Hey, at least they know folks want it now, right?
So if you’re near a local GameStop and really want to get your hands on a Switch, we suggest keeping your eyes open. Because one they go on sale, they’ll pretty much be gone in an instant.