Nintendo Switch Sold Out in the US & Prices Increased Amid Coronavirus Mayhem

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The problems caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world have not only affected the way in which people work, but it has also affected the supply of various products of different kinds. Although a shortage of Nintendo Switch consoles was not expected in America, practically in the entire United States it is impossible to find a Nintendo console at an official price, which has caused them to be sold at online stores at a high cost.

According to information from GameSpot, in the United States it is very difficult to find both original Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite in stores at their official price, that is, $300 and $200, respectively. This has resulted in sites like Amazon or eBay sellers raising the price of the product a few dollars more than the normal price.

Given this, GameSpot contacted Nintendo and it confirmed that “Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S.,” but the good news is that the company is already working on restocking stores. “We apologize for any inconvenience,” said the Big N.

Something important to note is that Nintendo did not specify what the lack of stock in stores was. Thus, although the coronavirus (COVID-19) may seem to be the main culprit, the truth is that it may be the result of the union of a great variety of factors, what is certain is that it occurred in the period in which the demand for video games is exceeding the usual levels.

What do you think is this lack of systems in the United States? Do you think the distribution situation will worsen? Tell us in the comments below.

Rajesh V
Rajesh is a video game enthusiast and currently serving his keen knowledge from the video game industry here at GamingUncle as a lead Video Game News Editor and Reporter.