Nintendo Switch Stock Update: Nintendo to Double Production of Units, New Stocks Coming This Week
Nintendo's latest generation gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, continues to be one of the most sought after gaming systems this year. The demand for the console has become so high that Nintendo apparently now has problems with its supply. Fortunately, the company has now announced that they will, in fact, be doubling its production to meet the rising demand.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Switch has become its fastest selling debut console in the United States. The company has not revealed any official figures yet, but the claim in itself is quite a big statement given the number of consoles the company has released in the country over the past few decades.
As of the moment, those who are looking to get their hands on the new Nintendo Switch console will have some issues finding one in different retailers and online shops. There are still units available on auction websites such as eBay, but most of them have stratospheric prices that even reach more than $4,000.
A report from ARS Technica reveals that majority of the consoles that are available on auction sites now average about $440, which is a $47 percent increase from the normal price. Other Nintendo Switch packages that include accessories and games also demand a high price with an average of $525.
GameStop, one of the country's largest video game retailers, has announced that they should be getting a fresh supply of Nintendo Switch consoles by this week, specifically on March 22. Restocks don't usually warrant a press release, but the company has chosen to send out an announcement for would be buyers for them to prepare for the arrival of new consoles this week.
Those who are planning to line-up in the different GameStop locations are advised to call ahead to make sure that the store in their area has already received new stocks. The company's senior director of merchandising, Eric Bright, has mentioned that they are having trouble keeping up with the demand. Even if the stores do get a fresh batch this week, the units might run out very quickly given the high demand.