US Retailer GameStop has now reserved all of its initial Nintendo Switch stock allocation. The company’s website has revealed that GameStop began taking reservations online and in more than 3,900 stores on the day of the Switch release, and all of the currently available stock has now been allocated to pre-orders.
The retailer is now offering customers to sign up to get updates about the Switch and its future availability. Here’s the news release from GameStop’s website:
“GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jan. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, has reserved all of its first allotment of Nintendo Switch systems.
On Friday, the retailer began taking reservations for the Nintendo Switch online and in its more than 3,900 stores nationwide.
“The fact that this initial allotment has been completely reserved in a matter of a few days demonstrates gamers desire for this fun and revolutionary gaming system,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available. We encourage customers to visit www.gamestop.com/switch and sign up to be get updates about the product and availability.”
For context, Twitter user @ZhugeEX has advised that previously GameStop had 500,000 total Wii U units at launch, which were also all pre-ordered:
Nintendo’s upcoming console, the Switch, has been in high demand over the past few days, with other retailers such as Amazon stopping taking any further pre-orders at this time due to allocation. Hopefully in the near future pre-orders will become available again to give those looking to get the Switch on day 1 a chance of choosing which retailer to buy from.