1. pkcable's Avatar

    WHAT is Nintendo doing with production and distribution of these things! You would think by now you would be able to find them, but NOPE, still sold out everywhere you look. OR you can buy 1 at double the cost on the after market! Does Nintendo sell them to speculators, or just have REALLY bad supply chain?

    WHAT'S THE DEAL!!!!! lol
    05-10-2017 03:22 PM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    same thing happened with the NES Classic. Won't get better for a while...
    05-10-2017 05:55 PM
  3. indoctrahol's Avatar
    Obviously hardware is harder to manufacture than games, but Nintendo has been doing this for years.
    05-12-2017 01:40 PM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    05-12-2017 01:43 PM
  5. Greek Geek's Avatar
    They've been available for quite a while these past two months (on and off, depending where you look), but looks like since mariokart 8 deluxe came out, it has gone back to scarcity again for a bit. I do agree though that supply of Nintendo stuff has been shockingly hard to get hold of this past year. (noticeably much more so than I've ever seen it in previous years).

    With NES Classic, it was definitely the scalpers fault though. With Switch though, I think it's a combination of them selling an absolute craptonne more than they thought they would, and also not making enough units to begin with. Even Zelda amiibos seem to be like gold dust at the moment. (and I definitely won't be paying scalpers prices for those). some people are charging well over a hundred bucks for those things!!! (it's outrageous!!!). However, amazon uk managed to let us pre-order them for 12.99 last week, so I made sure to do that the moment I saw it. So as soon as their stock comes in, it means I will get it at normal price. it just pays to keep checking, and grab stuff the moment you see it. (I hate that we're being conditioned to impulse buy like that). But for Nintendo stuff at the moment, it's the only way to get it without getting ripped off these days (I don't mind as much if it's stuff I was gong to buy anyway, but still!!)
    05-12-2017 01:50 PM
  6. jimmy_g5's Avatar
    Any tips on how to find one?
    05-12-2017 06:39 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    Any tips on how to find one?
    GameStop has them BUT you have to buy the bundle which includes a few games and costs over 400! They do have a bundle with Zelda AND Mario though.
    05-12-2017 06:49 PM
  8. dakidc's Avatar
    Pretty ridiculous actually.
    05-12-2017 08:18 PM
  9. Matty's Avatar
    I think the shortage in consoles is definitely specific to certain regions that have many more fans.

    For me, there has never been a 'out of stock' notice on any local online store (South Africa) I could pick up another one tomorrow if needed

    Definitely agree about the after market prices, people are just taking advantage of the short supply and charging for it.

    Best of luck to everyone looking for one, it's absolutely amazing but not worth the inflated after market prices.
    05-13-2017 01:48 AM
  10. SonicMaster's Avatar
    Just wait for your the stores in your area to restock. The switch is indeed in demand.
    05-13-2017 10:51 AM
  11. Byron Lawson's Avatar
    Hopefully they can rectify the supply constraints in the supply chain if/when they release a SNeS mini.
    05-13-2017 07:27 PM
  12. wplantz's Avatar
    It can't be worse than trying to find AirPods lol
    05-13-2017 07:28 PM
  13. mogelijk's Avatar
    It can't be worse than trying to find AirPods lol
    I disagree, if you use airpods.instock.com (and can get to an Apple Store) you can typically get Airpods in a couple of weeks. I've not had the same luck with the Switch.
    05-13-2017 11:59 PM
  14. wplantz's Avatar
    Funny, I've had the opposite experience. I found a Switch in stock in the second store I checked without IsInStock. Good luck finding a Switch!
    05-14-2017 02:07 AM
  15. StaticFX's Avatar
    I wound up calling Gamestop and asking when the shipments came in.. guy told me (for that GS) it was Wednesday before noon, and that he had 5 coming. I got there at 10:30 and was #3 in line...
    05-15-2017 12:30 PM
  16. jsox78's Avatar
    Totally frustrated here as well. I'm still not 100% sold getting a Switch, but as I can't even find one I guess I don't need to make a decision just yet.
    05-15-2017 12:46 PM
  17. Duvi's Avatar
    Sold out but usually can check Walmart's website after 12 midnight and you can reserve to pick it up. I would still go in to get it because some of their reps will still sell it. Saw 3 waiting to be purchased in the same week it was released.
    05-15-2017 01:12 PM
  18. fernandojoselezamapizzati's Avatar
    Any tips on how to find one?
    Your best bet would be to buy it bundled with another game like Mario Kart 8 o Zelda Breath of the wild, you pay a bit more but it's less expensive than buying the console and the games individually.
    05-15-2017 02:58 PM
  19. wrldwzrd89's Avatar
    I have not been able to find a Switch despite my best attempts. This thing sure is popular. Does anyone know when Nintendo will have this rectified? It's making potential customers like me crazy!
    05-15-2017 04:07 PM
  20. iRoswell's Avatar
    Yeah, can't get it in my area either.
    05-15-2017 04:26 PM
  21. Karlov824's Avatar
    I finally used a stock tracker site and signed up for Google group alerts to text me. I was able to buy one from Walmart the next day I got an alert. It was for a Switch, Zelda and controller bundle which I would have all bought anyways.
    05-15-2017 06:27 PM
  22. afza's Avatar
    Well, It seems that pre-order is the best way to get the Switch as of now. But need to be on the lookout on even more.
    05-15-2017 10:53 PM
  23. Ginger Gari's Avatar
    From what I can see, Instock and paying close attention to stores seem to be the way to go. Don't forget to check Switch news as well! I found out about bundles that way (most of which were preorders at the time so it could be put in your online cart). Gamestop's current preorder bundles have BotW and No More Heroes, I believe. There's probably more but I haven't checked since Sunday.
    05-16-2017 05:30 AM
  24. mvpilot172's Avatar
    I saw two at my local Target yesterday. Still on the fence so I didn't grab one.
    05-17-2017 04:28 PM
  25. IvanKaramazov's Avatar
    The best method I've found, though I haven't bitten the bullet yet, is to follow Thrifter on Twitter... they typically notify anytime it comes on stock on Amazon, and if you're lucky enough to get there in the first 5-10 minutes you can snag one.
    05-21-2017 01:28 PM
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