Walmart And Other Retailers Confirm Nintendo Switch Stock Availability On Launch Day

By Michael Augustin , Updated Mar 02, 2017 07:08 AM EST
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The Nintendo Switch is finally launching on Friday, which apparently draws more consumers to try their best to secure the game system on launch day. However, it was previously reported that the demand for the hybrid game console was more than expected, which led to some retailers to cancel or refuse any more pre-order attempts from interested buyers. However, those who are hoping for available stocks on launch day may want to check Walmart.

Sources have indicated that the retail giant confirmed it will have the new game console available on stock during its launch day. It is obvious that this information is wonderful news for gamers who were not able to secure their pre-orders for whatever reasons. According to Polygon, the retailer become the third shop that has promised availability on March 3, 2017, with the other two being Gamestop and Best Buy.

Excited gamers would be glad to know that Walmart has also indicated that they will have the Nintendo Switch available for purchase exactly by 12:01 a.m. (local time) on March 3, 2017. Buyers should make sure to contact their local branch to verify if they would be open to serve customers if the store is not designated to operate 24 hours a day. However, a representative from the retailer did not verify exactly how many units are allocated per store.

The system will be available in both gray and neon colors, according to the representative. Consumers might want to line up early to ensure that they can secure one for themselves, which is expected to be in high demand during launch day. Recently, Target has publicly announced that due to stock shortages, they have decided to cancel pre-orders. It seems that the desire to have the console on release day has not wavered. Even after the release of multiple reviews that pointed out the game system's flaws and battery life issues, notes Game Rant.

It appears that Nintendo fans are prepared to secure their own Nintendo Switch this Friday. Walmart's recent confirmation of having stocks available is apparently a welcome update for consumers who just lately decided to grab one as well. With Virtual Console not available and a with only few launch titles, it seems like Nintendo might have a steep challenge ahead of them after March 3, 2017.

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