NINTENDO SWITCH STOCK – UPDATE ONE: Smyths Toys have sold out of the neon Nintendo Switch restock they listed earlier today.
The neon red box Switch console became available to buy for £279.99 at Smyths Toys around 2.45pm BST today, with home delivery available.
But the stock quickly sold out, with the product listing now saying the console is “Out of Stock. Expected in stock: May 2020”.
The stock update comes after earlier today Amazon.co.uk sold out of a Nintendo Switch pre-order restock in a minute.
ORIGINAL: Nintendo Switch stock has become available to buy at Smyths Toys today, but it’s bound to not last long.
The Nintendo Switch has been selling like hot cakes throughout the coronavirus pandemic, which gamers who haven’t got Ninty’s latest and greatest system eager to try it.
Nintendo Switch stock has been like gold dust but right now – at the time of writing – the neon Switch is available to buy from Smyths Toys.
This is priced at £279.99 with home delivery available. However, you’ll have to act quick as available units are bound to be snapped up fast.
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The latest batch of Nintendo Switch stock became available to buy from the Smyths Toys website at around 2.45pm BST.
But you truly have to have lightning fingers to be able to grab a Switch restock when they become available these days.
Earlier today (Friday May 15) Amazon.co.uk started taking pre-orders for the Animal Crossing New Horizons Nintendo Switch edition.
However, this restock of the limited edition Switch console was literally sold out within a minute, according to a tracker on Stock Informer.
The latest stock update comes after earlier this week it was reported that Nintendo were struggling to to get hold of vital components needed to make the console.
According to a new report on Bloomberg, Nintendo is unable to procure essential parts due to government-imposed lockdowns in Malaysia and the Philippines.
The report said: “Malaysia is Nintendo’s source for printed circuit boards while the Philippines provides passive components that attach to those PCBs.
“Both nations have had to limit business operations and travel as part of their efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“Malaysia officially relaxed its lockdown on May 4, opening up for most forms of economic activity, however states delayed easing rules due to lack of preparation while companies struggled to get all their workers tested before resuming work.”
While in a recent earnings call Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said the coronavirus pandemic had impacted their production lines.
Furukawa-san said: “We expect the Covid-19 impact on our production to go away by summer”.
The news comes as Nintendo recently revealed that over 55million Switch units have been sold between the console’s launch in March 2017 and the end of March this year.