Nintendo Switch is sold out everywhere because of Coronavirus

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  1. Jx2

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    :dwillhuh:This headline takes me straight back to 1991 when the Super Mario 3 gold rush ensued and Nintendo's were sold out and looking for Mario 3 was a 1 month investment of your parents time on weekends driving you from city to city store to store



    The Nintendo Switch Is Sold Out Everywhere Thanks To The Coronavirus

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    Toilet paper isn’t the only thing selling out during the coronavirus lockdown.

    Along with flour, canned food, ramen and peanut butter, the Nintendo Switch is nowhere to be found—unless you’re willing to pay extortionary sums to get hold of one.

    This is mostly due to the virus’s impact on Chinese manufacturing and supply lines. It probably doesn’t help that more and more people are taking up gaming as they enter extended quarantines and “social distancing” measures keep people from other forms of entertainment.

    Amazon is sold out of the Nintendo Switch. Purchasing from third-party sellers is still possible, but it will cost you dearly:


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    As you can see, sellers are gouging customers at this point. Scarcity drives up prices, of course, but there’s no justification for charging over $130 on top of the Switch’s MSRP of $299.99. Certainly you should not buy one for this price. Just wait it out. If you can live without toilet paper you can live without a Switch.

    The console is also sold out at GameStop, Best Buy and elsewhere.

    Another option is to purchase a Nintendo Switch Lite. In many ways, I actually prefer this console to its big brother. It’s more compact and portable. The Joy-Cons don’t detach, but that also means it feels a bit more solid since it’s one piece.

    These are also sold out, but Amazon’s third-party sellers are only bumping the price by $20 to $30 rather than over $100, which is much more reasonable. And there are some available at MSRP from Best Buy.

    I’ll see if I can scrounge up some other buying options for a separate piece, so stay posted. And stay safe, dear readers. Wash your hands. Play video games. Practice social distancing and help save lives and not overburden our healthcare workers who are on the front lines of this horrible crisis.



    :cheers:Switch gang, Quarantine gang :violent::boss:




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    Got mine back in January, I love this system :blessed:
     
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    shyt I remember it being hard to get when it dropped...finally lucked up several months after it released and caught the multicolored and the gray joint on prime now
     
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    ORDER_66 Messiah 2020 & Aetheon & K'nuba 2 release

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    People still wanna buy that shyt???:picard::mjlol:
     
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    Nah its cause of animal crossing dropping :win:
     
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    I saw one on CL for $200 on Friday morning. Went back like four hours later to hit him up and the listing was sold and gone.

    Trying to catch someone who needs some rent money in the next few days. :francis:
     
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    Day 1 Switch and Switch Lite owner.:blessed:The last console.
     
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    Best Buy is even completely sold out of the MacBooks that they had on sale.
     
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    Think it might be my last one too. At this point with all of my older consoles / emulators I already have too much stockpiled and limited time when I’m working

    It might be the GOAT console too when it’s all said and done for me. Between games and execution of tv/portable this thing is like what the 6 year old me would’ve dreamed up playing my old NES
     
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    Nintendo creates hype by creating shortages. Terrible practice and despicable to do that during a pandemic
     
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    It’s because of animal crossing
     
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    Hate to say it, but Switch/PC is where its at right now :manny: I gotta eat a lot of crow on this one

    Fire Emblem - crack
    Xenoblade - crack
    Ace Attorney trilogy - wow
    Mahvel - underrated
    Astral Chain - wow
    All these PC indies suddenly mobile like Into The Breach and Banner Saga - damn
    Pokemon, Mario, BoTW, Animal Crossing - I don't even play that shyt but my sister wanted to and I'll be damned if I share a goddamn thing :pacspit: so i ended up buying her a switch of her own :mjcry:
     
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    There are
    There are tons of them on sale on eBay by very reputable sellers at retail price.
    What are you taking about?
     
  14. Jx2

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    Breh. I’ve never played another Animal Crossing even when I had a GameCube in HS and it was getting a lot of praise.

    Haven’t played a life simulator since the original Sims on PC.

    Current gen consoles, I’ve loved the FromSoftware games which to me exist on the completely opposite end of the gaming spectrum (come get dealt with :demonic:)


    I haven’t woken up with an excitement to turn on a gaming console first thing in the morning since probably college with RE4.

    This morning I contemplated getting up and doing my normal shower brush teeth routine. Then I remembered:

    My house would be ready this morning and the Owl from the museum would be dropping by.

    I got up, took a stretch, picked up my switch case and went right back to my bed going in search of dinosaur fossils :win:



    This game is going to own my life :wtf:
     
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    People have nowhere to go. In the GameStop thread, I mentioned that people on other forums I post on write that they purchased systems to help pass the time. Perfect opportunity to move hardware that otherwise wasn't selling before.
     

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