Nintendo Switch a Major Hit at GameStop: “We’re Getting More”

Nintendo Switch a major hit at GameStop stores

There was no question that the Nintendo Switch was a unique product that would do well. Pre-orders came flooding in when the Japanese company announced its U.S. release. But now, we’re getting information from retailers like GameStop that it flew off the shelves this weekend at the official launch.

Talking to Game Rant, Eric Bright, Sr. Director of Merchandising at GameStop, said (emphasis ours):

“Stores across the country last night were packed with customers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the brand new Nintendo Switch. We even had customers lining up as early as yesterday morning so that they could be one of the lucky ones to score one of the additional units for our walk-in customers. This is one of the strongest and most successful gaming console launches for GameStop in the last several years. For those fans who are still looking for the Nintendo Switch, don’t worry–we’re getting more. And, we’re pretty sure that there are a lot of gaming fans who pulled all-nighters last night playing their new Switch, and who also called in sick to work today with ‘game-fluenza’ just to stay home and play even more.”

With demand so high, it’s inevitable that Nintendo Switch make its way to eBay and other online platforms, but the price for those units is more than twice what it should be.

Nintendo has targeted 2 million gaming console sales for the first month after release, and if the demand at GameStop stores is anything to go by, they may well cross that target and set a record of sorts.

It’s clear that demand is much higher than availability, which is why the Switch is retailing at much higher prices online. If you’re keen to get one, we suggest you place a backorder with a known retailer so you don’t get ripped off.

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