The Nintendo Switch is currently in stock at Amazon for Amazon Prime members. You can find a link to listing right here, and if you've been searching for a Switch, you should stop reading this immediately and go pick one up. At the time of writing only the Gray variant is available, while the Neon Switch is still being hocked for over $400 from scalpers, so make sure you click on the gray option.
This comes, with more than a little irony, after Nintendo reported that the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in April, and we stated that you wouldn't be able to find them anywhere soon. The Switch has been selling out within minutes of going live pretty much everywhere it's sold, and we expect that trend to continue, despite Nintendo ramping up production.
Nintendo has confirmed that it adjusted its production roadmap according to increased consumer demand. While Nintendo projected optimistic numbers for its first year, I don' think anyone was prepared for how quickly the Switch took off. A record launch month and a few strong showings in May, and here we are: still writing breaking headlines whenever the Switch appears in stock at Amazon or Walmart.
"According to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States, the Nintendo Switch system was the best-selling video game hardware in the month of April with more than 280,000 units sold. This is the second month in a row that Nintendo Switch has led the pack in video game hardware sales, following a record-breaking launch in March. April sales of Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems (more than 68,000 units sold) combined to make up almost half of all hardware sales across all dedicated video game systems.
"The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game was the top-selling video game in April with more than 460,000 physical units sold. With digital sales added, the total is more than 550,000 units. Making this number more impressive is the fact that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launched on April 28, which only accounts for two days’ worth of sales in the reporting period, which cut off on April 29.
"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game for Nintendo Switch continued its legendary run, coming in as the third-highest-selling video game in April. The critically acclaimed open-air adventure will receive even more content with the upcoming launch of two DLC packs in the summer and holiday season of this year. The DLC is now available for pre-purchase via an Expansion Pass. 1-2-Switch and digital-only game Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! also saw strong sales in April."