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Did you manage to get an Nintendo Switch when it launched at 12:00 midnight on March 3, 2017? If not, do not fret. Just like the other video game systems that were at one time scarce, I'm sure the Nintendo Switch will follow the same pattern. Before you know it, there will be stacks of Nintendo Switches, so many of which you won't be able to imagine at one time they were hard to come by.
Availability of the Nintendo Switch at Launch
Of course, the availability of the Nintendo Switch will differ from area to area at launch time. During the wee hours after midnight on March 3, 2017, I ventured to the local GameStop to check out this system's availability. As I sort of expected, I was informed the system was no longer available. However, I was told Nintendo Switches would be available the following Sunday -- that is if all the pre-ordered ones had not been picked up by that time. Wo is me.... 12:14 a.m. and no Nintendo Switches in sight.
However, always the optimist, I decided not to give up on my search for an Nintendo Switch, and decided to make a trip to a Best Buy, about ten or so miles away. Well, this turned out to be a smart decision, because when I got to the parking lot that was crowded for this time of the morning or night (It was 12:38 a.m. when I reached Best Buy), I had a friendly greeter to meet me at the door. When I inquired about the Nintendo Switch, I was told I was lucky because there were just 3 left. He told me this while at the same time handing me an advertisement with a number on it for the Nintendo Switch.
At that time, I was going to just look at the system once I got inside. The store was buzzing with activity, with a table positioned up front with Nintendo Switch games, controllers, and people were already in line purchasing their systems. The Nintendo Switches were located at the register. Just for the record, they were out of the Nintendo pros (controllers) as well as the Nintendo Switches with the red and blue handles. To make a long story short, before long, I became an owner instead of a spectator as I decided to give the Nintendo Switch a try.
How about You?
Maybe you are on the fence about getting a Nintendo Switch? If so, there's nothing wrong with that. Like i said earlier, before long the Nintendo Switch will be just another system to choose from a shelf of many other choices. As for me, I'm excited to find out if the Nintendo Switch is all that it was hyped up to be.
Happy Nintendo Switch hunting!
Check out my interview with the Best Buy associate on Nintendo Switch launch night...or day here! https://www.facebook.com/momsminutepodcast/