GameStop has announced that it will restock Nintendo Switch units soon, but will employ a first-come-first-serve basis for walk-ins. Customers, however, can order their Switch online, but only through expensive bundles. (Drew Angerer, Getty Images)
Those still unable to find a Switch in stock since the console launched in March — to be fair, it's been hard to get one — would be pleased to know that GameStop will restock its shelves soon with Nintendo's popular hybrid machine.GameStop To Restock Switch Units
The video game retailer has announced that it's set to receive more Switch units "at select stores across the country."
GameStop can't share any specific stock arrival dates, because all units "will arrive at different times throughout the week due to shipping," as it explains. Unsurprisingly, all consoles will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, meaning no reservations allowed. Essentially, that means if you chance upon a Switch on your next visit to GameStop, grab it and don't let go.Switch Bundles Also Available For Online Orders
Those who plan on ordering a Switch online from GameStop should know that the retailer will only offer exclusive Switch bundles for online orders. If you only want to get a standalone Switch unit, you'd have to physically go to the store and buy one. One such bundle includes a copy of the recently released fighting game Arms, a charging dock for the Joy-Con controllers, along with other Switch accessories for $463. By contrast, getting only the Switch will only cost you $299, and if you're going to get Arms, that'll be another $60.Why You Need To Get The Switch Now
While Nintendo has been attempting to rapidly manufacture Switch units as fast as possible — maybe you can blame Apple for that — trying to find one in shelves proved difficult thus far. That said, Nintendo has committed to produce more Switch units in the long run, but demand can only go so far if components needed to make the Switch run in short supply.
Hopefully Nintendo irons everything out by the time a spate of major titles come out on the Switch, chief of them Super Mario Odyssey, arguably this year's most anticipated holiday title. But before that, Splatoon 2 will launch first on July 21, ensuring that overwhelming demand for Switch units will only get worse.