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GameStop's "First Allotment" Of Switch Preorders Have Sold Out

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GameStop just announced that the company has “reserved all of its first allotment of Nintendo Switch systems”.


GameStop’s Bob Puzon says “We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available”.

Preorders for the $300 system went live on Friday, following the Switch’s reveal presentation. Of course, this is just the “first allotment” for a single retailer, so if you still want to put your name down to make sure you get one on March 3, you can just try somewhere else.


UPDATE: Though not Amazon, because it’s sold out there too.

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime told Wired after the event that there would be two million Switch consoles available worldwide at launch. Which sounds like a lot, but when you spread that out across retailers across the US, Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Australasia, then you can see how GameStop sold out so quick.

For some background, here’s how GameStop handled its Wii U preorders the last time a Nintendo console was released.


UPDATE 2: A little more information is being provided via in-store notices:

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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Amazon seems to have yet to open their Switch pre-orders. I used to be a GameStop shopper in the past but my faith is in Amazon now.

(I have Prime)