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Well, we didn’t expect to hear this, but Nintendo Switch consoles are now one of those must need items during the coronavirus shutdown that are hard to find.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the global supply chain has been dramatically affected. We didn’t think this would be a problem so soon for Nintendo, but the company’s insanely-popular hybrid console the Nintendo Switch is officially hard to procure… at retail price.

If you check on Amazon right now, you could pick up a Nintendo Switch console bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $529.99. If you check any other sites like Gamestop, Best Buy, or Target, the console isn’t available at all. If you really want to get in on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons fun with the rest of the gaming world, you can still purchase a Nintendo Switch Lite, the cheaper version of the hybrid-console that cannot be docked with your television.

In a statement to Gamespot, Nintendo assured the news outlet that they are working on getting more systems to stores stating:

“Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

If you need a Switch like right now, it’s gonna cost you above retail, $479.99, to be exact. You can also pick up a used Nintendo Switch Lite Bundle for $219.99.

The coronavirus is just making life all kinds of difficult. We will keep you updated when Nintendo drops more Nintendo Switch consoles.

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