Nintendo Switch sales are through the roof, which is bad news if you’re waiting for more stock.
Nintendo Switch wasn’t just the best-selling console for the month of March, it’s also one of the biggest-selling consoles of all time in terms of launch sales.
New NPD figures show that the Nintendo Switch actually sold 31,000 more units than the Game Boy Advance during the same one month launch period.
That makes it Nintendo’s biggest hardware launch of all time, and second biggest console launch since records began.
“March 2017 will go down in history books as the month Nintendo broke records,” NPD analyst Sam Naji told GamesIndustry.
“The Nintendo Switch had the biggest hardware launch for a Nintendo platform and the second biggest launch for any video game platform since 1995, the time NPD began tracking this category.
“In this debut month (month 1), the Nintendo Switch sold 31K more units than previous best-selling Nintendo month-1 platform, the Game Boy Advance, which released back in June 2001.
“The two Nintendo Switch SKUs, the 32GB Grey Joy-Con, followed by the 32GB Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con, were the best-selling systems for the month.”
While it’s unclear how many units the Switch sold in the UK, the popularity of the console has made it difficult to find on the high street.
At the time of writing, the Nintendo Switch is unavailable on the GAME website and Tesco Direct.
Amazon has some stock, but only at the inflated price of £319.95. The grey version, meanwhile, is out of stock.
The official Nintendo online store has neon units in stock, but not the grey Nintendo Switch.
Argos and Toys R Us, meanwhile, appear to have units in store, but limited supply for delivery.
It was recently revealed that Zelda: Breath of the Wild managed to sell