It appears that, for the first time since its launch in March of 2017, the Nintendo Switch is finally available and in stock at most retailers in-store and online. Now is the perfect time to grab one, right before the launch of the much-anticipated Super Mario Odyssey premier, not to mention just in time for the holiday season. Here's how to get one in your hands right away.
Considering the Switch has been out of stock, ridiculously over-priced, or sells out within minutes, it's surprising to see it in stock on Amazon at all. I had to refresh the page a couple of times just to make sure it wasn't a fluke. But, yes. It appears that you can purchase a Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Con controllers at the normal retail price of $299.99 on Amazon right now. You can always upgrade your Joy-Cons at a later time for $69. You're probably going to end up wanting a second pair of Joy-Cons someday, so you might as well get them when they're reasonably priced.
GameStop is a great place to shop for all of your gaming needs. Although it's a small company compared to the likes of Amazon or Best Buy, it's "in good" with major game distributors like Nintendo. Right now, the standard Nintendo Switch with either gray or red and blue neon is on sale at the regular retail price of $299.99.
This in store on online purchase supports making your own bundle. For $329 you choose your game and create your own deals. So for 30 dollars more you can pick your favorite game and have it right when it comes time to unbox! Other than that you can find the regular Nintendo Switch grey console for $299, making it about a dollar cheaper than your alternatives. The Neon Blue and Red Switch, however, is a much higher price than the competetors at $319. Seems like everyone except Walmart has realised the Blue and Red Switch should be the same price.
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