GameStop’s Bob Puzon says “We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available”.
Preorders for the $300 system went live on Friday, following the Switch’s reveal presentation. Of course, this is just the “first allotment” for a single retailer, so if you still want to put your name down to make sure you get one on March 3, you can just try somewhere else.
Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime told Wired after the event that there would be two million Switch consoles available worldwide at launch. Which sounds like a lot, but when you spread that out across retailers across the US, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Australasia, then you can see how GameStop sold out so quick.