I have no idea how hard it's going to be to pre-order the Switch, but I want to have the best chance possible to pre-order one for launch. Assuming pre-orders are available after the presentation on January 12th, would it be better for me to be right outside my local store and pre-order the Switch there, or would it be better to pre-order it online? (Ex: Best Buy, Amazon etc.)
I'm not sure which one is the best, because I've never pre-ordered a console before, and I have no idea how hard it's going to be. I've heard stories about how hard it was to get a Wii at launch, and I've heard other stories even about the Wii U (No idea if that's true or not). The only experience I've had was with the PS4, because I heard about it a week after it came out, and saw it sold out at every store. Online it was going for $600/700 CA while it was sold out.
I just don't want to have to wait or fork over extra money to people who are only going to buy one to resell it at a higher price. I think the big factor is when exactly it becomes available for pre-order. The closest store to me is EB Games at the mall, and if pre-order is available right after the presentation, wouldn't it make most sense to stay at the mall with my laptop connected to the internet during the presentation and have the option to pre-order online or walk inside the store quickly and pre-order? If pre-order becomes available the next day, would it make sense to just pre-order it online?
Much appreciated to everyone that can give me some advice based on experience! I just don't want to miss it at launch and be forced to pay extra money to a scalper.
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