GameStop: Nintendo Switch Sales Could 'Eclipse the Wii'

  • GameStop: Nintendo Switch Sales Could 'Eclipse the Wii'

GameStop: Nintendo Switch Sales Could 'Eclipse the Wii'

Some reports claim that the company managed to sell as many as 1.5 million units of the Switch console in the first week itself. Initial sales on this have been phenomenal.

Gamestop will not be taking reservations via phone or in person for these new Nintendo Switch units. The gaming company went on to say that it is making continuous efforts to update the online support site and provide real-time answers to inquiries.

It was first reported by The Wall Street Journal that Nintendo is planning to double its production order for the Switch console. The PS4 sold just over 14 million consoles worldwide in 2014, after selling about 4 million units during its 2013 holiday launch.

The Nintendo Switch had a busy week with five new games released the latest of which is "The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+" on March 17 and the "King of Fighter '94" also expected to arrive this week in the Nintendo eShop.

"We want our consumers to get up and running quickly to have fun with Nintendo Switch", the statement read. At that point, you'd be better off investing in a tent to pick up one in your local store. It is been strongly recommended that the customer who is willing to purchase a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo NES Classic Edition to visit the stores as early as possible for this stock may also evaporate off soon. Nintendo previously said it planned to ship 2 million units by the end of March, though some industry watchers expect that number may now be lower than reality.

It's not all bad news though, as the game is listed for $10 cheaper on JB Hi-Fi for Switch gamers.

However, the issue is that is that there is a large metal piece next to the left antenna, which sometimes causes connection issues.

The Switch is a hybrid gadget, designed for use in the living room and as a mobile gaming system. The stock availability has been sporadic and most will have to rely on sheer luck to get one at original MSRP of $300.