New Switch Stock Hits Shelves As Nintendo Doubles Production For 2017


Interestingly, either a Wii U or a Nintendo 3DS will get you the same amount, at $150 each in store credit, so if you have both of those consoles and want to pick up Nintendo's console/handheld hybrid, you could conceivably do so without spending a penny (outside of sales tax, that is).

With the next big South Park game, The Fractured But Whole, now delayed, most believed the tweet was rather subtly suggesting that the game would be making its way to everyone's favourite new Nintendo console.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal (via Gamasutra), Nintendo is increasing production due to high consumer demand. With this, the company promised to ship 16 million units during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

What has changed recently is that various people have opened up the Switch and the Joy-Cons to see how this new console is configured.

While using Nintendo's own charging dock only allows you to play the Switch on a connected screen, using the built-in kickstand results in a flimsy setup that blocks the USB-C port on the bottom, the HiRise 2 solves all of those problems, allowing you to charge the Switch while standing it up on a desk and still allowing you to play it.

Nintendo reiterated that the number of replacement and fix requests for the Nintendo Switch, including its Joy-Cons, are not significant and just consistent with all past new hardware released by the company.

The Nintendo NES saw worldwide success and has changed the course of gaming history with it's release. If demand for the Switch dips after the initial launch excitement, Nintendo will be stuck storing a lot of hard-to-sell hardware that it paid a premium to produce as quickly as possible.

Express mentioned GameStop have confirmed that they will be getting a new shipment of Nintendo Switch Stock by March 22. If you want one, you may have to come to a physical store early when their doors open.

It's not all bad news though, as the game is listed for $10 cheaper on JB Hi-Fi for Switch gamers. Now if only it could fix that left Joy-Con issue....

Following this next restock, it is unclear when units of the gaming platform may again be made available should the ones in stores again be sold out.

At $599.99, the Nintendo Switch Starter Bundle Two includes the Nintendo Switch System, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, Expansion Pass (digital) and Strategy Guide.