Nintendo Switch consoles are still hard to find. So if you've been wondering where to buy the Nintendo Switch — you've come to the right place.
Reports indicate that Nintendo is increasing Switch production by as much as 10%. In the meantime, we're listing the stores where to buy Nintendo Switch at its regular retail price. (Keep in mind you can still find Nintendo Switch deals on accessories and games, especially now that Memorial Day sales have started). In addition, we're also rounding up the best spots to buy the Nintendo Switch Lite. Both consoles are in high demand, but low in stock, although the Switch Lite is somewhat easier to find.
Editors’ Note: Most retailers have exhausted their Nintendo Switch inventory. Likewise, Nintendo Switch Lite inventory is also very limited. Target has the standalone console on sale for $199. Meanwhile, GameStop has the standalone Switch Lite for $199 and bundles on sale from $229.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — Quick links
- Shop Nintendo Switch Lite consoles at GameStop [now in stock!]
- Shop Nintendo Switch Lite consoles at Best Buy [now in stock!]
- Shop Nintendo Switch Lite consoles at Target [now in stock!]
- Shop Nintendo Switch Lite consoles at B&H Photo
- Shop Nintendo Switch Lite consoles at Adorama
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at B&H Photo
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at Dell
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at Adorama
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at PC Richard & Son
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at Newegg
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at GameStop
- Shop Nintendo Switch consoles at HSN
Where to buy Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch Lite Bundles: from $229 @ GameStop
GameStop has stock of various Nintendo Switch Lite bundles. The bundles include games, screen protectors, or cases. Prices start at $229.99. They also have the Switch Lite with Mario Kart 8 for $259, which is list price. View Deal
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — Nintendo Store
As of mid-May, the Nintendo Store (which is a great source for new and refurbished Nintendo Switch consoles) is still not shipping physical products due to the virus pandemic. Per their website, the store has shutdown "in accordance with federal and local guidelines." Currently, the online store is only selling digital items. Likewise, the Nintendo Store at eBay is also temporarily closed. We'll update our post when the stores reopen.
- The best Nintendo Switch games out now
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. 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.
Where to buy Nintendo Switch — When to expect new stock
Reports indicate that Nintendo is actively working on refreshing its Switch inventory. However, COVID-19 outbreaks throughout Asia have led to a surge in demand for Nintendo Switch consoles. 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 over the summer, we may face Switch shortages again come the holiday shopping season. In other words, you should buy that Switch console now.