Within weeks after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a good amount of the world’s population is now confined to the homes. However, finding the hardware Nintendo Switch is notoriously difficult in this time. The absence of this hardware has been associated with the enhanced demand, given the fact that people now more than ever are looking for reliable ways to keep themselves occupied when at home.
However, another factor has been blamed for this outsized role in the market, which is the involvement of automated purchase bots. As per Vice reports, one among this automated gadget is actually free of cost & specializes in the purchase of Nintendo Switch from Best Buy and Walmart. Though this tool was created for the resellers to acquire the stock prior to the regular customers, some folks have tuned it to get faster access to the Nintendo Switch.
Also, a Discord guide for setup has been helping the users process this purchase and eventually ramp up the demand. This shortage at the retail stores led to price inflation in the market among the resellers. Retailers have been asking 100s of dollars added to the actual MSRP.