Nintendo Switch Is Already Sold Out At Major Retailers

By Mike Sousa on January 16, 2017, 1:39PM EDT

Switch pre-orders opened late last week shortly after the console's announcement. While Nintendo had hoped that there wouldn't be any supply issues, several major retailers sold out their initial pre-order allocation of Nintendo Switch consoles.

The Nintendo Switch is no longer available to pre-order on Amazon, while other retailers such as Best Buy and Walmart have already closed Switch pre-orders.

Gamestop doesn't escape this trend either, with the retailer announcing via a press release that they completely sold out their initial pre-order allocation of Nintendo Switch consoles in all stores across US.

The fact that this initial allotment has been completely reserved in a matter of a few days demonstrates gamers desire for this fun and revolutionary gaming system.

We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available.

Bob Puzon, GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising

Nintendo intended to ship two million units during the Nintendo Switch's launch month, but taking in consideration the high number of pre-orders, one has to wonder if two million is enough. Nintendo Switch will launch on the 3rd of March worldwide.

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