Nintendo Switch Shortages Hit Retailers and Online Stores

Switch is selling out across the country, but Nintendo says hope is on the way.

If you're in the market for a new Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite system, you might find it harder to get one that you thought. Considering the state of things, brick-and-mortar shops and online retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep Nintendo's latest console in stock.

That is, it's hard to find unless you're willing to pay twice the normal price or more from dubious sellers on eBay and Amazon. However, according to GameSpot, Nintendo is working to fix the issue.

The Big N issued a statement to GameSpot recognizing the shortages and assuring readers more are coming.

"Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way," the statement reads, before closing with "We apologize for any inconvenience."

We expected a shortage of some kind based on analyst predictions about manufacturing, not mass buying. With supply lines strained and Nintendo's success over the past six months or so, it's not too surprising given the current circumstances.

The likes of Pokemon Sword and Shield, ports like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition, and more recent titles like Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection have put the system in high demand.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Nintendo Switch news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Platforms Nintendo Switch
Published Mar. 26th 2020

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