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Where to buy Nintendo Switch online — these stores have stock

Where to buy Nintendo Switch
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Finding where to buy the Nintendo Switch is getting harder each day. Although Nintendo recently stated that Switch production is back up to pre-COVID-19 levels, finding a Switch console in stock is still difficult. 

So we're listing the stores where to buy the Nintendo Switch at its regular retail price. (Keep in mind you can still find Switch deals on accessories and games). In addition, we're also rounding up where to buy Nintendo Switch Lite. Both consoles are in high demand, but in extremely low stock. 

Editor's Note: GameStop has Nintendo Switch bundles in stock for $404.98. The retailer also has the Nintendo Switch Lite in stock for $199 and QVC has Nintendo Switch Lite bundles from $344

Where to buy Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Bundle: $404 @ GameStop
GameStop has multiple Nintendo Switch bundles on sale for $404.98. The bundles — which were on sale for $374 just a few days ago —include the console, a game, and a screen protector. The featured game includes Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda, or Super Smash Bros. These are the only Switch bundles currently in stock. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite Bundle: $269 @ Adorama
Adorama has limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite bundled with the Nintendo Deluxe Travel Case and a pair of earbuds. The bundle costs $269.99. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite: $199 @ GameStop
GameStop has Nintendo Switch Lite consoles in stock for $199. Only select colors are available. (Currently, turquoise, gray, and yellow are in stock). View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite w/ Animal Crossing: $259 @ Best Buy
Best Buy also has limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite bundled with Animal Crossing. It costs $259, which is exactly what you'd pay if you purchased these items separately. However, it's a hard-to-find bundle that will sell out fast. View Deal

Nintendo Switch Lite bundles: from $349 @ QVC
Nintendo Switch Lite inventory is at an all-time low. However, QVC has a few Nintendo Switch Lite bundles starting at $344. Just keep in mind, the handheld normally retails for $199 alone. View Deal

Where to buy Nintendo Switch (inventory fluctuating)

Nintendo Switch Lite: for $199 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has very limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite for $199. Select colors have been coming in and out of stock all morning.  View Deal

Pre-owned Nintendo Switch: $279 @ GameStop
Pre-owned Nintendo Switch consoles have been coming in and out of stock at GameStop for $279. Stock tends to randomly show up in the early morning. If you see stock available, act fast as it typically doesn't last more than a few minutes. Only the grey model is in stock. (Make sure to choose the "pre-owned" tab to see this price). View Deal

Ring Fit Adventure: $79 @ Amazon
Hurry! The Ring Fit Adventure is now in stock at Amazon. The Ring Fit Adventure is a fun peripheral for Switch owners who want to burn some calories while playing games. This is one of the first times since June that we see it in stock at its regular retail price. View Deal

Refurb Nintendo Switch Lite: $194 @ Best Buy
It's getting harder and harder to find the Nintendo Switch Lite. However, Best Buy has very limited stock of the Nintendo Switch Lite (in turquoise only) for $194.99. This model is a Geek Squad-certified refurbished model. View Deal

Where to buy Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite has been slightly easier to find in stock than the Nintendo Switch. You can usually find Nintendo's handheld at Best Buy, Target, or GameStop. Just keep in mind that it sells out fast and the coral color is the hardest console to find. The Editor's Choice handheld sports a comfortable design, stellar game library, and is more travel-friendly than the OG Switch. In our Nintendo Switch Lite review, we felt the Switch Lite had a more sturdy design, whereas the Switch feels more like a display with two controllers on the side. 

Where to buy Nintendo Switch —  Nintendo Store

The Nintendo Store is back online! Prior to the pandemic, the Nintendo Store was a great source for new and refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles. However, the store had been shutdown since April. (It came back online on July 1). Last month, it had stock of refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles for $259. (They've since sold out). Meanwhile, the Nintendo Store at eBay — another great source for consoles — is still temporarily closed. We'll update our post when it reopens.

Where to buy Nintendo Switch —  Refurbished models

If you can't find a new Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite, your next best bet is to opt for a refurbished model. As with any refurbished purchase, you'll want to verify the console's warranty, who backs the warranty, and how long your device is covered. Meanwhile, Best Buy has had fluctuating inventory of the Geek Squad refurbished Switch Lite on sale for $194. It's only $5 off, so go with this option only if new inventory is out of stock. 

When to expect new stock

Reports indicate that Nintendo is actively working on refreshing its Switch inventory. Nikkei reports that Nintendo is looking to increase Switch production by about 10% compared to the 20 million it made in 2019. The best advice on where to buy Nintendo Switch is to simply be patient and check our story daily as we monitor new inventory. 

Where to buy Nintendo Switch — holiday shortages

Nintendo Switch shortages might stick around till the holidays. A new report indicates that Nintendo is still struggling with Switch manufacturing due to government-imposed lockdowns in Malaysia and the Philippines. The former is Nintendo's source for printed circuit boards, whereas the latter provides passive components. So while we may see new inventory show up in the coming weeks, we may face Switch shortages again come the holiday shopping season. And given that there were no Switch deals on July 4th, we think the same will hold true for Amazon Prime Day. In other words, you should buy that Switch console when you see it