Will it be hard to get a switch if you don't get one on launch?

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  1. SoslanVanWieren
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    Well there going to sell out fast how long does it take to restock them i might get one next year or late this year.
     
  2. zoogie

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    Barring something unforeseen, they should be plentiful by Summer.

    The Nesmini is different because it's so cheap and has cross-generational appeal.
    (and nintendo greatly underestimated demand here, probably not so with switch)
     
  3. SoslanVanWieren
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    It's not like you really need to get it on launch because the good games don't come out until later this year.
     
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    I think with May, it may come some new MK8Deluxe bundle stock.
     
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    It won't be another Wii, no worries.

    Worst case scenario, you won't get any discount.
     
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    Hard to say, from my experience nintendo tends to keep the stock low to drive up demand. I believe it should be easy to get in a few months.
     
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    European retailers have it all in stock for their RRP prices so I'm inclined to say it might not run out of stock like the Mini NES did.
     
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    With quotes like this for Breath of the Wild from gamespot, it might fly of the shelfs.
     
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    Probably 2 months after launch each store will get 5-10 each month. Until summer
     
  12. SoslanVanWieren
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    Idk why there doing the nes mini thing its just going to hurt sales. They are limiting how many they can sell till summer.
     
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    I think gamestop got you covered ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


    or just steal a switch :ph34r:
     
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    Questions like these invite speculating on speculations...

    Nobody knows. Gamers (we're odd creatures), especially the Nintendo followers. There're zero reasons to get a Switch at launch unless you're dying to play a new Zelda (and don't have a Wiiu), or love to simulate milking cows.
    But, if Nintendo does what Nintendo does, then their crazy Amiibo tactics may work. Of course, Amiibo shelves are now filled everywhere and nobody wants them...
     
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    Between summer and fall it'll probably be easiest to get one. At launch and during the holiday season there will definitely be a rush on it.
     
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    I'm in the same boat, actually, initially I did preorder, but unforeseen circumstances caused me to cancel it. However, I still nevertheless, have concerns about getting one without a preorder. I talked to my brother on this and suggested that I be patient and wait before I get one, or that rather, there will be more stock at some point. Should I still be worried? I don't want another Wii BS situation.
     
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    I think it'll be possible to walk in and get one on release day at some retail locations (Best Buy, Gamestop, Walmart). Just a matter of showing up at the midnight launch or early in the morning before they open. Beyond that I'd say a month or a month and a half at most before they'll be restocked on shelves.
     
  18. Veho

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    I do not.
    They promised the same thing with the Wii, and then there were shortages for months.
     
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    Was that really low supply though, or just high demand?
     
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    Yeah man it could be almost impossible to get one in the 1st four years if you don't get now, the whole universe wants this badly aaahhhhhhhh 1 billion sales inc