Original Nintendo Switch units are being sold out everywhere due to restocking difficulties

Prices are increasing due to lack of supplies

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • March 26, 2020 at 4:22 a.m. PDT | Comments: 7

If you're in the market for a new Nintendo Switch, then difficult times await you. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to create turmoil throughout the world, Nintendo Switch units are being sold out everywhere as it is proving difficult to resupply due to a stock shortage.

"Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way," Nintendo told GameSpot. "We apologize for any inconvenience."

Unfortunately, no date was provided as to when retailers will be able to restock. Those without Nintendo Switches can only hope that this happens in the near future.

Although the original Nintendo Switch is normally priced at $300, attempting to obtain a brand new console on a website like Amazon or Ebay will net you somewhere between $400 and $500. Of course, that's assuming you're getting the Nintendo Switch without a game.

Alternatively, it's possible to get a Nintendo Switch Lite instead at a price that's only a little bit more expensive than the usual $200 price tag. Looking at Amazon and Ebay once again lists Nintendo Switch Lite units being somewhere in the vicinity of $215 and $240.

Hopefully the world will be able to return to some form of normalcy before too long. Of course, that's not just for the sake of the supply and demand of the Nintendo Switch.

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