The Nintendo Switch has been unfortunately, but unsurprisingly difficult to find since its release. Gamers who have been desperate to get their hands on the device will receive another opportunity this coming week.
GameStop just announced that a fresh stock of Nintendo Switches will be arriving this week to its brick-and-mortar stores. Wednesday, March 22nd is the estimated date, however, shipment arrivals will vary by stores. The company will be selling the standard $299.99 Switch without any additional packages/add-ons. This shipment of Switches will only be available in their brick-and-mortar stores and will be unavailable for pre-order or online.
GameStop is also currently advertising two Nintendo Switch bundles, however, customers could potentially be waiting until Sunday, April 16th for their packages (they are currently listed as out of stock).
Once back in stock, fans will be able to purchase the Starter Bundle One for $509.99 USD. This bundle comes with a the Nintendo Switch system, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and Expansion Pass (digital), Super Bomberman R and extra gray Joy-Cons. This bundle can only be found in stores. Starter Bundle Two rings in at $599.99 USD and includes the Nintendo Switch system, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, Expansion Pass (digital), and Strategy Guide, Just Dance 2017, Snipperclips: Cut it out, Together! (digital), 64 GB SanDisk Micro SD card, Nyko Power Kit, Joy-Con Charging Dock (extra controllers not included) and the Hybrid Cover and Case. This bundle will be available in store and online.
Nintendo has not released any official numbers, however, it claims that the Switch has been its fastest selling console. Unofficial estimates believe that Nintendo has sold at least 1.5 million consoles so far. Nearly 89% of those Switch owners have also picked up copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Rumor has it that Nintendo will hopefully double production in order to meet the overwhelming demand for the console.
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