Tech Columnist says that Nintendo Switch Preorders Sell Out Instantly At Best Buy
EXPECT THIS TO GO ON FOR A LITTLE WHILE…
Expect this to go on for a little while, but the real question will be: how long? Nearly all new consoles sell out on day one, but they all take different amounts of time to stabilize: the PS4 took a few months, but as I recall you could reliably buy one a little way into its first winter. The Xbox One went a bit quicker, and it was fairly easy to pick one up a month or so after launch if one was so inclined. Nintendo is a bit of a different beast: the company has never been great at keeping up with demand, and even the Wii U was pretty hard to find in its early days. The original Wii was sold out nearly indefinitely, and we all remember the mini NES Classic Edition of a few months ago. As with the Wii, it was story of massive demand and virtually no supply.
NINTENDO DOES GAIN A SLIGHT ADVANTAGE HERE
Nintendo does gain a slight advantage here with the unconventional March release date. It means that the faithful will snap up whatever units are made available for the first few months and that supply might be able to gain a slight foothold in advance of the holiday season. I still don’t think this thing will be easy to find during the fall, but one can hope.