It’s not quite as crazy as a new iPhone release, but there is no question whatsoever that demand for the new Nintendo Switch video game console is through the roof. Nintendo fans have been waiting for a hot new console ever since 2012, when the Wii U was released and became an instant disappointment. Well, the Switch’s launch lineup isn’t going to knock anyone’s socks off, but the console is anything but a disappointment right now. People who are lucky enough to have gotten their hands on a new Nintendo Switch are absolutely loving it — and if you want to be one of those people, listen up.
Inventory at brick and mortar stores is coming and going in the blink of an eye, so watch these two pages if you want to get your hands on a switch without stalking your local GameStop: Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con, and Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con.
Stock comes and goes all the time on those pages, sometimes at retail price and sometimes slightly over. Of course, you can also buy a console from any of the third-party sellers listed on either of those pages if you’re willing to pay a slightly higher premium, just make sure the seller you choose has plenty of good ratings and whatever you do, don’t buy anything from any brand new sellers without any ratings.
Of course once you get your Switch, you’ll need games. Here are links to all the Switch games you can buy right now, most of which are available on Amazon for 20% off if you’re a Prime subscriber (sign up for a free 30-day Amazon Prime trial here if you’re not already a subscriber):
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Just Dance 2017
- 1-2 Switch
- Super Bomberman R
- Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
- Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
- I Am Setsuna
- Fast RMX
- Skylanders: Imaginators