If you’re planning to be an early adopter of the Nintendo Switch, you might want to get your pre-order in quick as online retailers are already starting to sell out of their allocated launch stock. The console, which we now know will launch on March 3, has flown off the shelves on Amazon, with listings on its US and UK pages stating that all orders placed from now onwards will be fulfilled in the order that they’re placed, as and when new stock becomes available. How many units retailers have been allocated by Nintendo isn’t clear, but with Amazon being the largest online retailer out there, for it to have sold out already can only be a sign that the company has struck a chord with consumers this time around, right?
It’s much, much too early to say for sure, but it’s certainly a promising indication of confidence in the product, something the Wii U never quite managed to achieve. A combination of nonsensical branding and a lack of third-party support led to a relatively quick death for the Switch’s predecessor, a mistake that Nintendo has vowed not to make again.
But hey, we’ve dwelled on the past long enough. The Nintendo Switch will be with us in less than two months and while its launch line-up is looking a little lackluster, the confirmation that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available alongside the new hardware on March 3 truly is a monumental selling point that Nintendo needed.
Nintendo Switch will be available on the aforementioned date for $299.99 in the US and £279.99 in the UK. If you missed your chance to pre-order with Amazon, don’t despair – other retailers still appear to be going strong, although who knows for how long.