Nintendo made a promise to do a better job with Switch stock, and they've come through on that promise. It is definitely easier to find a Switch out there at retail right now, but it's not a 100% sure thing. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime discussed the situation.
"Our supply chain is very robust. Product is arriving at stores and to our dot-com retailers literally every day. The best advice is to look across the full landscape of retail. I did that this morning, and at least here in the Pacific Northwest, you could go to a GameStop location near me and find the hardware. I looked online, and Target.com had Switch available. Some retailers might have it available in their physical stores, but not online. The trick is really to just look around. Do a little bit of homework. There is supply out in the marketplace right now.
If a consumer wants a Nintendo Switch and they see it on the shelf, they need to buy it then and there, because as we get closer to Christmas it's going to become more challenging to find. I would not advise a consumer who wants a Nintendo Switch to wait until the 23rd or 24th, because you risk being disappointed."
Many people might believe the 3DS has been left in the dust thanks to Switch, but Reggie revealed some info that shows consumers have not forgotten about the 3DS at all.
"In the United States we're on track to actually sell more Nintendo 3DS systems this year than we did last year. That's incredible for a system that has been out in the marketplace and is enjoying its seventh holiday right now."