Nintendo Switch sales have skyrocketed as people find new ways of entertaining themselves at home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. But as everyone wants to get their hands on a device, it also means it’s sold out nearly everywhere in-store and online.
— GameSpot (@GameSpot) March 25, 2020
Nintendo confirmed nearly 52 million sales of the original Nintendo Switch console. The recent launch of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has also caused a surge in sales, as Nintendo was offering a special bundle to purchase both the console and the game upon its release.
“Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the US, but more systems are on the way. We apologize for any inconvenience,” Nintendo confirmed in a statement Thursday morning.