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Where to buy a Nintendo Switch in May 2020

By Coby Simmons

May 25, 2020

Nintendo Switch: The answer to your lockdown boredom

Locked down at home and finding yourself bored? Looking for a video gaming investment that will outlast the stay-at-home orders? Struggling to find a cost-effective way to enhance your gaming experience?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, the Nintendo Switch is for you – but be careful. There’s many others in the same boat and Nintendo Switch stock has been scarce over the last few months (especially in the US) due to a rapid increase in demand and supply shortages associated with the COVID-19 health crisis.

Jump in to learn about all the coolest features of the Nintendo Switch, plus find out where to get a Switch at the best possible price.

The most versatile console yet

While the Nintendo Switch comes with most of the required accessories in the box, if you are missing any of them, make sure to enter a buy offer on the EnterOffer Marketplace – you definitely want be able to take advantage of the Switch’s three ways to play:

• Acquire a Nintendo Switch Dock Set to connect your console to the TV for the biggest and boldest experience

nintendo-switch-dock-set

• Make sure you’ve got two working Joy-con controllers to take one yourself and hand the other to a friend. Simply place the Switch on the table and share the fun no matter where you are.

Joy-Con Controllers

• Want the power of a home console in your pocket? Small and slim enough to easily fit into a backpack or handbag, Switch is perfect for long trips, your daily commute, or for freedom to sit wherever you want at home!

Switch Lite

Team up with or play against your friends with the Switch's local and online multiplayer options. Whether you want to compete against strangers on the Internet or sit on the sofa with friends, the Switch has the features and the games for you. Up to 8 Nintendo Switch consoles can be linked together for local competitive and co-op multiplayer games. Sign up for the online Nintendo Switch service and you can compete with the best players around the world.

Even when you're not at home you can still play all your favourite Switch games with the same great graphics you experience on your TV. The Nintendo Switch is truly a hybrid home console and handheld device. Aside from a smaller, more portable screen, you can enjoy the game great experience with the Switch on a TV or in your hands.

For serious gamers, don't miss the Pro Controller if you're after a more traditional game control experience.

Switch Pro Controller

Experience new worlds

With innovative new technology and features, the Nintendo Switch brings with it a host of impressive games unlike anything you've ever experience on a game console before. Explore an epic fantasy world on an unforgettable adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild –this latest Zelda game is optimised for best performance on Switch. Have a gaming party with your friends filled with laughs and fun with games like 1 2 Switch that use the motion control features of the console.

Switch Games

One of the largest contributors to the Nintendo Switch’s overpowering demand has has been the release of the long-awaited Animal Crossing: New Horizons – a massive hit that’s captured the imaginations of a wider, mainstream audience and encouraged many to make the switch to the Switch. In New Horizons, the player assumes the role of a customisable character who moves to a deserted island. Taking place in real-time, the player can explore the island in a nonlinear fashion, gathering and crafting items, catching insects and fish, and developing the island into a community of human-like animals.

Animal Crossing

Don’t be mistaken – the Switch is not a temporary fad but rather the beginning of an era. Nintendo threw open its e-shop doors to developers for the first time in history, and that means there are thousands upon thousands of games available to suit any taste. That isn’t even mentioning the stellar first-party games that new players will gravitate to: Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are all masterpieces in their own right, and surprisingly approachable even for people that don’t play a lot of games.

And even with Microsoft and Sony gearing up to release the Xbox Series X and PS5 (PlayStation 5), I can’t help but feel like the Switch is only going to get more popular.

Where to buy a Switch?

Why does the Switch keep selling so fast? It's partly because people have been stuck indoors a lot lately, but it's also because supplies have reportedly been challenging. The situation is hard to predict given that Nintendo has reportedly faced supply line issues over the current health crisis, but Nintendo intends to make 10% more consoles than it did in 2019 to help meet the increase in demand (assuming its supply lines can keep up).

In the meantime, our advice is to make an offer on the EnterOffer Marketplace to avoid being gouged by third-party sellers who are inflating the price. The EnterOffer Marketplace allows you to make an offer to buy or sell a Nintendo Switch, the relevant accessories, or any other item. A$469 is the RRP for the regular Switch, while A$329 is the price for the Switch Lite (a dockless, portable-only alternative to the Switch that remains relatively well-stocked). Paying above that isn't worth it unless you're picking up a bundle with games and accessories – so we suggest you find your ideal pricepoint, and then make a buy offer at that price.

EnterOffer Marketplace