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ZeoVGM
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(03-04-2017, 08:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by ponziacs

This guy has quite a few for sale.

Where did you find that? Jesus.
lastplayed
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(03-04-2017, 08:11 AM)
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Seems to be in stock online in NZ, but it's almost the same price as a PS4 Pro. I know which I'd rather buy.
Jon Carter
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(03-04-2017, 08:11 AM)
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Culver City, California. The Best Buy here had zero systems and zero games on the floor. It was all behind the counter for preorders only. There were a few Joy-Cons though. I have no idea why they didn't have any games at all. That doesn't make any sense.
CelticKnight
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(03-04-2017, 08:14 AM)
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In the UK - Tesco, Toys R Us, Argos and Smyths all have stock according to their websites.
1st Course
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(03-04-2017, 08:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by ponziacs

This guy has quite a few for sale.

This is just vile.
BoboBrazil
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(03-04-2017, 08:15 AM)
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180 listing in DFW on Craigslist. Lol. I think demand isn't that great and stock will fill up in stores very fast as scalpers stop buying since they can't make profit.
Grassy
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(03-04-2017, 08:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by hamchan

A lot of stock in Australia. Perhaps the price was too high here when you could get an Xbox One S + 6 games for $200 less the same weekend.

Yep, and people in the price-reveal thread were trying to argue the Switch isn't overpriced here compared to Xbox One S and PS4... ie: "It's not a direct competitor to PS4 and Xbone, you can't compare them!". What a load of waffle.

It's not sold-out anywhere as far as I know, has there even been marketing for it here? I haven't seen a TV ad, although I don't watch a whole lot of TV.
Neonsands
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(03-04-2017, 08:17 AM)
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I have no interest in the switch, but all my military friends seem to be able to find them pretty easily at their base exchanges. Just an added perk, I guess.
Jombie
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(03-04-2017, 08:18 AM)
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It's ridiculous in the states, some retailers were limiting people to one game and one accessory. I've personally never seen that with a console before.
Cartho
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(03-04-2017, 08:19 AM)
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My local GAME (fairly average size town - Fareham in the U.K.) sold out almost all of its console hardware at the midnight launch. When I picked my preorder up at 5pm on launch day itself all the consoles had sold out, as had Pro Controlllers, Zelda, Bomberman and 1-2 Switch. There were lots of people asking about it at the checkout and the store manager said he was surprised it was selling so fast - apparently it was a bigger midnight launch at this particular store than Xbox One - he said it was a "PS4 sized" launch for them.

Anecdotal, make of it what you will, but considering I don't live in a major city, just a fairly normal sized town it sounds like a fairly decent launch.
Demonfang
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(03-04-2017, 08:21 AM)
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Anywhere London based I can still pick a switch up in store? My switch was defective when it arrived from shopto and i want a replacement NOW ... i cannot wait aha.
Curler
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(03-04-2017, 08:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by ponziacs

This guy has quite a few for sale.

There's over $10,000 in purchases in there :/ I checked my local Craigslist out of curiosity. There's over 500 listings...
TeamLeftMatch
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(03-04-2017, 08:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by ponziacs

This guy has quite a few for sale.



I saw someone similar post like 5 switchs on eBay. These guys take pride in scalping stuff like this.
Thornton Reed
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(03-04-2017, 08:26 AM)
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Yesterday every Argos between my office in Liverpool and my home in Wrexham had stock. Not just grey either
MilkyJoe
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(03-04-2017, 08:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sir_Crocodile

UK:

Amazon UK is sold out
Game online is sold out
Shopto is sold out
Grainger apparently has stock (I suspect a lot of people in the south don't know it even exists)
Smyths has Neon only
Toysrus us has grey only

Great but not spectacular.

Tesco and Argos have stock too.
ZZMitch
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(03-04-2017, 08:28 AM)
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Pretty much all sold out in my region of Canada (Kingston area)
MilkyJoe
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(03-04-2017, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Demonfang

Anywhere London based I can still pick a switch up in store? My switch was defective when it arrived from shopto and i want a replacement NOW ... i cannot wait aha.


http://m.stockinformer.co.uk/checker-nintendo-switch
Illucio
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(03-04-2017, 08:31 AM)
Blame scalpers.

Just give it 2-4 weeks when scalpers return the console back and stores will then have a ton of consoles back in Stock even though they just made a new order for more.
MTC100
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(03-04-2017, 08:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Curler

There's over $10,000 in purchases in there :/ I checked my local Craigslist out of curiosity. There's over 500 listings...

Don't worry, they won't sell well, in the end they will have a lot of work in selling that stuff, Nintendo is already pushing the production up and Amazon seems to be able to ship another batch within a week.

-Wait, just checked it again and amazon is sold out again, lmao, switch is doing pretty fine it seems.

However scalpers don't seem to earn much money with the switch: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Nintendo-Swit...kAAOSwXYtYuU6Q

You can get one here for only € 369,- -ok, plus another 18 for shipping, still that doesn't seem like it's worth the hassle of scalping.
Last edited by MTC100; 03-04-2017 at 08:35 AM.
TheSkullPrince
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(03-04-2017, 08:32 AM)
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Feel like it was harder getting the NES Classic Mini.

Why you gotta play with us like that, Nintendo?
Thornton Reed
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(03-04-2017, 08:33 AM)
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My local Argos is sold out now. Nearest is mold which is 20 minutes away. This is too fucking tempting
Thornton Reed
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(03-04-2017, 08:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSkullPrince

Feel like it was harder getting the NES Classic Mini.

Why you gotta play with us like that, Nintendo?

Is that even up for discussion?
Curler
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(03-04-2017, 08:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by MTC100

Don't worry, they won't sell well, in the end they will have a lot of work in selling that stuff, Nintendo is already pushing the production up and Amazon seems to be able to ship another batch within a week.

-Wait, just checked it again and amazon is sold out again, lmao, switch is doing pretty fine it seems.

Yeah nothing could possibly be as bad as a Wii. Not that many people really pre-ordered things back then, nearly as much. But yes, I enjoy knowing that most of those investments won't be worth it :p
KOHIPEET
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(03-04-2017, 08:36 AM)
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So it seems to be a great launch in the US, but kind of lackluster in the rest of the world. (I guess it sells like hot cakes in Japan though)
Rats Off To Ya
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(03-04-2017, 08:37 AM)
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This is a bad question to ask the day after launch. The first batch more or less sold out, just like the Xbone and PS4. Now it remains to be seen what the actual demand is and whether Nintendo can match it.

EDIT: Well, reading this thread it seems like I might be a bit mistaken about my premise. Hmm.
Last edited by Rats Off To Ya; 03-04-2017 at 08:40 AM.
Demonfang
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(03-04-2017, 08:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by MilkyJoe

http://m.stockinformer.co.uk/checker-nintendo-switch

Thanks but im not sure that is correct, at least for argos. It states they are in stock in stores and when i try to reserve it says out of stock.

:/
Sir_Crocodile
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(03-04-2017, 08:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by MilkyJoe

Tesco and Argos have stock too.

I think argos do that thing where it's sourced from local stores, so I think it depends on where you are.
IAmAnAgnostic
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(03-04-2017, 08:41 AM)
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In Finland everywhere has stock, no issues at all.
score01
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(03-04-2017, 08:41 AM)
Seems to be available for walk in purchase at Argos here in the U.K.

My friend traded in a bunch of stuff at Game last Sunday to pre-order. Was told he would be in phase 3. Got a surprising call yesterday that he could go and pick up his unit. Maybe Nintendo came through with more stock than expected?
Damaniel
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(03-04-2017, 08:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

180 listing in DFW on Craigslist. Lol. I think demand isn't that great and stock will fill up in stores very fast as scalpers stop buying since they can't make profit.

I'm seeing a ton on my local CL too (almost half of the first page of video game listings are for the Switch) - far more supply than demand, if I had to guess. I think there's going to be some mighty disappointed scalpers in a few days.
Bumhead
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(03-04-2017, 08:43 AM)
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I'm in Sheffield, 4th largest city in the UK.

GAME, HMV and Grainger have no stock.

Argos out of stock of both models for Sheffield and all other surrounding towns. Smyths likewise although with an estimated re-stock of the Neon next week.

For what little its probably worth this seems like a way stronger launch than the Wii U.
snake fish
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(03-04-2017, 08:43 AM)
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I was at Walmart and they had 15 or so and the Best buy next to it had 7 in stock.
Kinokou
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(03-04-2017, 08:44 AM)
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Not sold out from online stores in Norway last time I checked. Stock situation varied city by city, in general my impression is that if you lived in the south you could pick it up without preorder while friends in the north who didn't couldn't get one at all, as well as some who are getting screwed over by having online preorders they will not get until Monday since the retailers weren't allowed to send them the night before.
Good Guy Gone Bad
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(03-04-2017, 08:45 AM)
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US -- Every Target in the Tri-State area is showing it as in stock. I actually went and almost impulse bought one but decided to just enjoy Switch on the WiiU for the time being.

Maybe it's YMMV but I don't think it's going to be particularly hard to find a system if you're really trying.
Dinskugga
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(03-04-2017, 08:45 AM)
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Sweden.

Sold out at some stores. But not in all major stores chains

Gonna check after the weekend. I think its gonna sell more today when its weekend here.
_Clash_
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(03-04-2017, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by KOHIPEET

So it seems to be a great launch in the US, but kind of lackluster in the rest of the world. (I guess it sells like hot cakes in Japan though)

Keep in mind, If I were Nintendo and I rolled out a switch launch I'd want stock on shelves in secondary markets as a priority to boost uptake during the heavy media attention of launch sellout in states and japan.
Jailer of Hope
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(03-04-2017, 08:46 AM)
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Seems like they're not hard to get at places people don't usually check first.
Rats Off To Ya
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(03-04-2017, 08:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Damaniel

I'm seeing a ton on my local CL too (almost half of the first page of video game listings are for the Switch) - far more supply than demand, if I had to guess. I think there's going to be some mighty disappointed scalpers in a few days.

It's actually pretty hilarious. I'm seeing them listed as high as $800 on mine. As if that one guy is the only one who could come up with this master scheme.
Ultime
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(03-04-2017, 08:48 AM)
Redmond, WA. When into Gamestop to buy a screen protector, and I saw they have a few in the floor (mostly neon), plus a few accessories.

A few Zeldas, 1-2 Switch and Bomberman left too.
NEO0MJ
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(03-04-2017, 08:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

180 listing in DFW on Craigslist. Lol. I think demand isn't that great and stock will fill up in stores very fast as scalpers stop buying since they can't make profit.

Yeah, wasn't there a similair situation with the Wii U? Eventually scalpers will return all unsold units and people will have an easier time finding them.
BoboBrazil
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(03-04-2017, 08:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by NEO0MJ

Yeah, wasn't there a similair situation with the Wii U? Eventually scalpers will return all unsold units and people will have an easier time finding them.

Yeah pretty much a week after launch Wii u's were easy to find every where. Plus all the die-hard Nintendo fans will have bought theirs and they will stop selling just like Wii u.
Striek
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(03-04-2017, 08:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Clash_

Keep in mind, If I were Nintendo and I rolled out a switch launch I'd want stock on shelves in secondary markets as a priority to boost uptake during the heavy media attention of launch sellout in states and japan.

That would be terrible business sense. Better to stock markets that you know need supply - strike while the irons hot - than hope that stock sellouts in one country lead to better sales in another.

Moreover seeing stock on the shelves in Australia or the UK isn't likely to make someone think "Gee, I should buy it since its sold out in America". More like "oh I can wait until its more appealing since its not rare here".
StoopKid
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(03-04-2017, 08:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by ponziacs

This guy has quite a few for sale.

SifuSeafood
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(03-04-2017, 08:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ultime

Redmond, WA. When into Gamestop to buy a screen protector, and I saw they have a few in the floor (mostly neon), plus a few accessories.

A few Zeldas, 1-2 Switch and Bomberman left too.

Which GameStop? Still debating to get one.
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(03-04-2017, 08:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Striek

That would be terrible business sense. Better to stock markets that you know need supply - strike while the irons hot - than hope that stock sellouts in one country lead to better sales in another.

Moreover seeing stock on the shelves in Australia or the UK isn't likely to make someone think "Gee, I should buy it since its sold out in America". More like "oh I can wait until its more appealing since its not rare here".

Makes pretty good business sense to me, Nintendo needs to grow their markets and install base in europe, they're a platform holder and playing a long game. It's not like they're not servicing main markets, IMO making sure every impulse purchase in Europe in the next month is a new customer. Is more important than (speculation for effect) 200 odd K more sold in America
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(03-04-2017, 09:00 AM)
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All the stores I called(rural NW NJ) were out by this afternoon, though apparently some are getting stock Saturday night.
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(03-04-2017, 09:01 AM)
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Soold out in Germay, but there will be new stocks next week.
PopcornMegaphone
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(03-04-2017, 09:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Clash_

Keep in mind, If I were Nintendo and I rolled out a switch launch I'd want stock on shelves in secondary markets as a priority to boost uptake during the heavy media attention of launch sellout in states and japan.

What? This makes no sense
Ultime
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(03-04-2017, 09:05 AM)

Originally Posted by SifuSeafood

Which GameStop? Still debating to get one.

The one in Bear Creek Village. Can't miss it, is the only GS in Redmond.
_Clash_
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(03-04-2017, 09:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by PopcornMegaphone

What? This makes no sense

I dunno, makes sense to me _(ツ)_/

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