1. WiiuGold

    OP WiiuGold GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    If worldwide demand for the Nintendo Switch follows the experience of this Swedish retailer, the Switch will be harder to find than expected.

    If Nintendo Switch sales end up anything like what was reported by Swedish retailer Webhallen, Nintendo has an incredibly popular commodity on its hands, one that could stand up to Sony and Microsoft in the marketplace


    As reported by Nintendo Life, the large retailer has not only exhausted its pre-order allocation, it has received more Switch pre-orders than it did for the PlayStation 4. A Nintendo Life reader translated the Webhallen statement into English:

    It’s still January but 2017 seems to be Nintendo’s year. We have already received more pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch than the PlayStation 4, and it’s still going strong! The first batch to release in March is already fully booked, but we recommend you sign up for the next shipment for the highly wanted gaming console to ensure to get one in the next coming days and weeks after its release.

    Unfortunately, actual numbers were not provided, so the fact that the Switch appears to be outpacing the PlayStation 4 ahead of launch in Sweden might not mean much as we inch closer to the Switch’s launch date.

    The basic message, however, that the Switch is currently sold out, mirrors the situation in regions across the globe. In the United States, Switch pre-order limits were met within a day or two after being made available January 13, and currently it’s nearly impossible to pre-order a unit for launch in the states. U.K. pre-order allotments were spoken for within a few days, and in Japan,
    demand caused websites to crash


    Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/nintendo-switch-swedish-retailer/#ixzz4Wo8SSby4
     
  2. The Switch is available at many European/UK retailers and in UK, the retailer GAME decided to bundle Zelda with the Switch since it's what can be assumed, pre-orders were being cancelled they made the deal of £319.98 (Switch - £279.99 & Zelda - £39.99) to bring them back. This whole hysteria of the Switch and whatever being out of stock needs to stop. It's just nonsensical.

    Americans/Canadians want the Pro Controller? Pre-order it from Amazon UK. If you guys buy from scalpers it's your own damn fault.
     
  3. Xzi

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    I don't know about "many" retailers, there are a few here and there. People have begun to import systems since its region-free, but obviously that wouldn't work in some cases because of differing AC adapters. Retailers bundling games isn't uncommon either. Gamestop had a bundle with 3 games (Zelda, Has-Been Heroes, 1-2-Switch) and a bundle with 5 games (Binding of Isaac and Redout plus the others). They still sold out of consoles within minutes and I doubt the bundles were a bigger draw than the base system.

    Pro controller doesn't seem like it'll be hard to find, it simply hasn't gone up for pre-order yet in the US in a lot of places. It just cleared the FCC a couple days ago.
     
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  4. The AC adapter isn't a huge deal breaker because as long as it's the correct one that's purchased with the correct volts everything will work as intended. Nintendo fanboys and even the fans are overreacting over nothing.
     
  5. Xzi

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    Well I mean, most European countries have different outlets from that of the US, do they not? And AFAIK to get a different AC adapter right now you'd have to order the whole dock pack, which is $90 on top of the price of ordering a foreign Switch.
     
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    Last time i've checked the wii-u adaptor is autovolt
     
  7. geodeath

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    Just buy a power adapter... much simpler!
     
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  8. foob

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    Hot air.
    Free advertising for shops and whoever else who has a vested interest in manufacturing buzz & selling systems to muppets, eager to talk to the media in order to shift units at their own stores. The cold hard real figures come out over the course of the year, with far less fanfare.

    As an example, some 3DS preorder hot air:
    https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2011/03/the_3ds_breaks_nintendos_uk_preorder_record_that_is

    And some Wii u preorder hot air:
    http://www.polygon.com/2012/10/24/3...expectations-250000-customers-on-waiting-list

    Meaningless drivel.
     
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