So, right now I'm looking for a switch and I literally can't find anyone that isn't preordered or something. I'm even thinking of buying that 500 dollar GameStop bundle that I dont need half of what it comes with. Do you guys think this is going to be a wii like situation where it's impossible to find for 6 months? Or is it probably going to stabilize in about a month?
How hard do you think this thing will be to find?
Hmmm. Well I wanted to start my own thread but this one is a bit to similar and would probably get deleted. I'm thinking we should slightly hijack this thread into a looking/found locations with switches in stock? Particularly, maybe also duders who work in retail could give us shout outs here if their stores get any in stock?! Listen...I'm real desperate for a switch here and just trying to find one ASAP. Anyone else agree??
I guess it's good I am super underwhelmed by everything I've seen so far. I want one, but not enough to put in effort to find it. I really am not that big on Nintendo games and I just can't imagine third parties putting much on it that I can't play in better resolution and frame rate elsewhere.
I just can't imagine third parties putting much on it that I can't play in better resolution and frame rate elsewhere.
It's going to be huge for indie games and most of those will likely run at 60 FPS on the Switch, if you have no interest in Nintendo games or the freedom that the console gives you with regards to taking it away from the TV, it's probably not worth it.
I think it's an incredible machine.
http://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker/?sku=55449983 Walmart near me has 17 in stock right now.
It would take me 5 minutes to purchase, and probably an hour to explain to my wife.
Skip the explanation, hand her a joycon, and boot up Snipperclips. That's how I plan to justify my Switch purchase (though that might be in 2018). Nothing says "I love you" like co-op fun.
OH my god guys, I just had my heart broken so bad...I woke up this morning and checked Nintendo Switch stock as I do every time I wake up. I saw by some miracle that my local Fry's Electronics had them in stock! Tried calling before I headed but they were not open yet so I just decided to race over there. I get there about 20 minutes before the store opens and there was only 3 other guys waiting a switch. Im feeling pretty optimistic about my chances. We talk to each other about how we've all been looking for one and how crazy it is, one guy said he was just gonna try and re sell it if he got one. So the store finally opens up and we head to the video game section, no switches on the shelf. We had a pecking order of who was first (me being last) so we all just walked over to the first employee we could find and asked him. Once he confirmed they were in stock he went to go back to get them. Except not because there was only one. THEY HAD ONE NINTENDO SWITCH. Guess which dude was first? The one who said he was going to re sell it.
Resellers appear to be the main culprits of the shortages - look at Amazon. Up here in Canada all the prices are 699.00 for the console, a full $300 increase. And they are now impossible to find, stores are getting in maybe 1 or 2 units a week. They got plenty of games though, and accessories, but no consoles.
Is Nintendo really this bad at logistical planning or is this just situation as normal for them? I've never pruchased a Nintendo console at launch, and am kind of amazed at this.
@bmccann42: Scalping is really shitty. Nintendo always seem to run into this problem but with the Switch, I could easily see how they just underestimated demand. I can understand why when you look at how the Wii U sold, I can imagine they're very wary of overproducing units.
The Switch seems to be selling really well and it would sell even better if they had them in stock. I have never known anyone to buy consoles at crazy marked up prices, is it just people with more money than sense?
GUYS AMAZON GRAY SWITCHES ARE IN STOCK BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE PRIME! YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR A FREE 30 DAY PRIME MEMBERSHIP AND STILL GET IT! I JUST DID!!! IS THIS REAL?!?!?!
Really hoping I actually got one instead of ordering one in a window when they were sold out but still accepting orders...Im not worried, dont be worried, I'm not. NO ONE IS WORRIED HERE.
i'm seeing some on amazon marketplace for like $150. probably just shady people being shady, but i wonder if scalpers had a lot less demand and are just trying to recoup costs in any way. and thus maybe demand for it was exaggerated? i know we don't care about big corporations but i hope this is a success for nintendo and we see more and more games announced for it.
So quick update: I got the 440 dollar bundle GameStop was selling that came with Zelda, the season pass to Zelda, shovel knight, snipper clips, and whatever that racing games called that looks like Wipeout. Pretty much I traded in my old 360 and Wii U and they're games and only had to pay 80 dollars out of pocket for the bundle because they had extra trade credit speacils going on. So that should be arriving this Friday if all goes accordingly.
Just picked mine up today at Target. Was very casually looking, I was up early and decided to take my chances. Lucky for me they had one left and got my hands on it. Seems pretty cool so far. It feels much better than I thought and it's much more compact too. Don't really know what I was expecting but so far seems like a cool piece of tech.
My next challenge is getting my wife to stop playing Zelda so I can have a go at it!
I used istocknow.net to get mine. Happened to see that a GameStop less than a mile from me just received new stock around my lunch break. Rushed over and bought it, just as five other people came into the store to do the same. I wasn't forced to buy the bundle neither. My luck finnaly came through after 2 weeks of nothing.
@ravensword: I don't think it'll be hard to find in a month or two. In the meantime, my best advice is just keep looking everywhere, online and retail. I got lucky and was looking online and found mine at Target the Monday after release, so they are there, it just takes time to find.
Just a shout to the duders who mentioned istocknow.com. I had never heard of that, and was able to locate a weirdly hard-to-find Switch pro controller. Thanks!
For those looking for a console itself, persistence or patience are going to be your best options at least for the first couple of months. Politely ask the staff working what days and times they usually get shipments, and show up as soon after those shipments arrive at the store on those days to see if they got any. Doing so, I was able to get one at my local Target the Monday after launch on my way into work that day.
@twiggy199: Haha, Same over here in Japan. Since they are Region free you can buy one anywhere and just change it to the language you want. Games are region free also so that makes it easy to change the language also :D Also, went into a store last weekend and saw they had at least 15 psvr in stock and no one was paying any attention to them.
Well Amazon Canada suddenly got a bunch available to Prime members yesterday, so I pulled the trigger on a grey one - arrives Monday. Already purchased Zelda using that 20% off Prime deal, so I am all good with this thing.
Just need to make sure I don't install the wrist straps wrong...
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