Nintento Switch hits the shelves

Posted at 9:04 AM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 09:04:04-05

Unless you put in a pre-order, you may be out of luck if you're trying to get your hands on Nintendo's latest gaming console.

The Switch is the first console put out by one of the most iconic companies in gaming, in almost five years. Already, the console has sold out online at Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart.

But some stores - including the Best Buy at the Walden Galleria - opened their doors at midnight and sold the Switch on a first-come, first-served basis. Dozens of people lined up, hoping to get their hands on the console.

Seven Eyewitness News spoke with one shopper who told said he had been waiting in line for 12 hours. He explained that he was excited about the console's versatility.

"You can play your main console game on the go - on the plane or on the train - and come home and start right where you left off, on the TV. So it's pretty cool," he said.

This is the first time a gaming console used at home with your TV can also be brought on the go, as a hand-held system. It's on sale for $299.