Friday, June 5, 2020

Friday's Headlines | Need a Nintendo Switch?


The Nintendo Switch shortage continues thanks to a perfect storm of events that includes the success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons combined with manufacturing issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, boredom related to the coronavirus pandemic, and resellers looking to take advantage of the situation. Nintendo has been trying to reassure everyone that new consoles are on the way, so there's reason to hope that things will improve soon. 

That having been said, we're keeping tabs on the latest news with regard to Nintendo Switch daily, and you can find all of the information about where to find it in stock right here. As of yesterday, June 4th - The Switch w available here at Best Buy (Neon) and here at Best Buy (Grey) for the standard $299.99 price if you hurry (they won't last long). Bundles are also in stock here at GameStop. Additional options are available below.

Nintendo Switch Lite ($199.99): First off, getting your hands on a Nintendo Switch Lite hasn't been nearly as difficult as the standard Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch Lite doesn't actually do any switching, there are no Joy-Cons (though it can connect to extra controllers), and the screen is smaller at 5.5-inches. 

However, the Lite does offer the same fundamental handheld experience as the standard Switch at a price point that's $100 cheaper. It's also more portable, has more color options (Yellow, Turquoise, Gray, and Coral), and an actual D-pad. The current Nintendo Switch Lite stock situation is as follows:

Best Buy - IN STOCK
Walmart - IN STOCK (Over MSRP)
Amazon - SOLD OUT
GameStop - IN STOCK
Target - SOLD OUT

Nintendo Switch ($299.99): As for the standard Nintendo Switch, it has been solidly sold out everywhere for weeks now. However, the big restock that Nintendo has been promising could happen at any time.
Good luck to everyone who gets one and game on!