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There’s a way to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch right away, and no one knows about it

Published Mar 4th, 2017 9:00AM EST
Where To Buy Nintendo Switch
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For Nintendo fans, the release of the hot new Nintendo Switch video game console was years in the making. The Nintendo Wii was nothing short of a phenomenon, introducing all sorts of new demographics to gaming. Nintendo tried to recapture the magic when it released the Wii U back in 2012, but the console was a complete failure due to a lack of imagination and an even worse lack of games.

While the Nintendo Switch does suffer from the same problem with games for the time being, it most certainly does not lack imagination or potential. Early reviews have been outstanding, and gamers who have managed to get their hands on a Switch already seem to love it. But since the console was just released on Friday and demand is through the roof, Nintendo’s Switch can be difficult to find in stores.

Well guess what: there’s one store that has plenty of Switches in stock right now, but no one realizes the new console is being sold there. Is the Switch sold out at your local GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart and Target? If you’re lucky enough to live near an Amazon Books location, you can have a brand new Nintendo Switch in your hands in no time.

Head over to the Amazon Books page on Amazon’s website, and you’ll see a list of locations if you scroll down a bit. Switch sales are limited to one per customer to help ensure as many gamers as possible can get their hands on one, and there was still plenty of inventory when we last checked.

If you don’t have an Amazon Books location nearby, you’re sadly out of luck. Keep your eye on the Nintendo Switch pages on Amazon’s main website, where inventory constantly comes and goes. In fact, there are sellers on those pages that have consoles in stock and ready to ship out right now. Just make sure any seller you buy from has plenty of positive ratings before you order.

And finally, you’ll need games to go with that fresh new Nintendo Switch you just picked up. You’ll find links to all of the new Nintendo Switch games below, and note that Amazon Prime subscribers will save 20% on the three hottest Switch titles to date: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, and Just Dance 2017. If you’re not already a Prime subscriber, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial and get the discount without having to pay for Prime.

Maren Estrada
Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada is a deals expert with more than 15 years of product reviews and deals coverage experience. Having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013, she has helped our audience save millions of dollars over the years on tens of thousands of popular products. She is the authority on daily deals coverage. In addition to BGR, her work has also appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, and more.