Many have turned to their Nintendo Switch to stave off boredom and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. But if you’re in the market for a new Switch, you’re likely to be disappointed. Much like toilet paper and yeast, there’s now a run on the popular gaming device.
The original Switch console is sold out at major online retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and GameStop. Third-party sellers on eBay, Amazon, and CraigsList are selling Switches in mint condition for as much as 50 to 100% over the retail price.
The $299 hybrid videogame console that can connect to your television or be used as a handheld device (hence the “switch” moniker) was already incredibly popular before a large fraction of the world went into quarantine.
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