Where To Find A Nintendo Switch Or Switch Lite Right Now

Though it’s not nearly as crucial as hand sanitizer, tissues, toilet paper, and other household goods, the Nintendo Switch console is seeing a major national shortage right now, as major retailers respond to increased demand for online goods due to the coronavirus outbreak. The $300 console is seeing increased demand as more people find themselves stuck indoors and looking for a good way to play some video games.

While the main system is sold out just about everywhere, you’ll have a slightly easier time finding the Nintendo Switch Lite, which is smaller, handheld-only, and more affordable. Some retailers still have the Switch Lite selling for $200. If you’re primarily interested in using the Switch as a handheld device rather than playing it on the TV, the Switch Lite is an excellent, cheaper option, and it may be a great choice for younger gamers who are stuck inside right now. It’s also more readily available if you’re just dying to play some of the best Switch games right now.

According to Nintendo, more Switch consoles will be restocked soon. “Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the US, but more systems are on the way. We apologize for any inconvenience,” Nintendo told GameSpot in an email statement.

Unfortunately, the increased demand and low availability mean some sellers have jacked up Switch prices on Amazon and sites like Ebay, where the console is selling for over $400. Below, we’re tracking everywhere the Nintendo Switch is in (or out of) stock–currently, the Switch Lite is still much easier to find. We’ve also rounded up Nintendo Switch listings at major retailers so you can check back and see if the console is in stock.

Nintendo Switch | $300

The Nintendo Switch got an upgraded model last year that notably extended the console’s battery life, lasting 4.5 to 9 hours (the older model lasted 2.5 to 6.5 hours). To ensure you’re getting the newer model, look for the red box and confirm the model number is HAC-001(-01). The Switch can be played handheld, docked through the TV, or propped up on any surface using detached Joy-Cons.

It’s rare to find the Nintendo Switch in stock right now, but we’ve seen it come back into stock on occasion. Some places, like GameStop and Best Buy, let you check availability at your local store, and if you can find it in stock, they may do curbside pickup so you don’t even have to go inside. You can check the current listings below.

Update: The Switch with gray Joy-Cons is currently in stock at Best Buy, but it could sell out at any time. We keep seeing the Switch go in and out of stock at Best Buy–keep an eye on this page and trying refreshing until you see the “Add to Cart” button. We’ve had the most success adding to our cart directly from this search page.

Neon Red & Blue Joy-Cons

  • See at Best Buy — SOLD OUT
  • See at Amazon — SOLD OUT
  • See at Walmart — SOLD OUT
  • See at GameStop — SOLD OUT
  • See at Target — SOLD OUT

Gray Joy-Cons

  • See at Best Buy — SOLD OUT
  • See at Amazon — SOLD OUT
  • See at Walmart — SOLD OUT
  • See at GameStop — SOLD OUT
  • See at Target — SOLD OUT

Nintendo Switch Lite | $200

The Nintendo Switch Lite is the smaller, handheld-only version of the Switch that’s also much cheaper, selling for $200 instead of $300. It’s now available in four different colors (shown above): Gray, Turquoise, Yellow, and the brand-new shade, Coral. The Switch Lite can’t be docked and played on a TV.

Turquoise

  • See at Best Buy — SOLD OUT
  • See at GameStop –SOLD OUT
  • See at Amazon — SOLD OUT
  • See at Walmart — $277 (Higher than MSRP)
  • See at Target — SOLD OUT

Gray

  • See at Best Buy — SOLD OUT
  • See at GameStop — SOLD OUT
  • See at Amazon — SOLD OUT
  • See at Walmart — $270 (Higher than MSRP)
  • See at Target — $200

Yellow

  • See at Best Buy — $200
  • See at GameStop — SOLD OUT
  • See at Walmart — $269 (Higher than MSRP)
  • See at Amazon — SOLD OUT
  • See at Target — $200

Coral

  • See at Amazon — SOLD OUT
  • See at Walmart — SOLD OUT
  • See at Best Buy — SOLD OUT
  • See at GameStop — SOLD OUT
  • See at Target — SOLD OUT

GameStop also has a few Switch bundles. The cheapest bundle available now includes a console a copy of Minecraft for $230. You can also swap Minecraft for a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for only $30 more. As Switch Lites continue to sell out, these pricier bundles might be the only way to score one on short notice.

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