Nintendo Switch Pre-Order At Best Buy Sells Out Lightning Fast

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Nintendo Switch pre-orders opened at Best Buy today and sold out again almost immediately, GameSpot reports.

Neither the gray nor the neon red/neon blue versions are listed as available on the Best Buy site now, though accessories still are. These accessories include extra Joy-Con controllers, the Joy-Con charging grip, the Pro wireless controller and more.

While even our own editorial staff remains split on pre-ordering a Nintendo Switch (some of us think it’s a great idea, some of us really don’t, and some of us just desperately want to play Breath of the Wild ), demand appears to be sharply outpacing supply when it comes to these pre-orders.

Other outlets have also opened for pre-orders, including Walmart, Amazon and the NYC Nintendo store in Rockefeller Center, though pre-orders are no longer open at these outlets as of press time.

In other Nintendo Switch news, the Nintendo Switch online service will have an annual fee in Japan that amounts to somewhere between $20 and $30. (That’s versus PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live, which run players $60 for a 12-month subscription.) Of course, that pricing setup may be different in North America, so we’ll see.

Nintendo Switch will also be present at the most important event in the entire world, the Super Bowl’s commercial breaks. The ad will play on Feb. 5, featuring Imagine Dragons’ new song “Believer” and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

“The most anticipated video game system and video game of the year will be seen on the biggest stage of the year,” said Nicolas Chavez, Nintendo of America’s vice president of marketing, in a press release. “Nintendo Switch will change how, when and where people play games. It’s only fitting that we’re changing how, when and where we advertise those games.”

Still waiting for your pre-order to open back up, or did you scoop up one of the coveted spots? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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