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Switch may be three years old now, but the stock shortages that plagued the console’s early life in Japan don’t seem to have gone away.

Reports have been coming out of Nintendo’s homeland that the console is currently sold out at retailers like Amazon and Rakuten. Stores such as Nojima Online, Yodobashi and BicCamera still have units available, however.

While the stock levels are nowhere near as low as they were close to release – when people would literally be queuing around the block just to be in with a chance of bagging a system – it still shows how Nintendo’s system has maintained an impressive degree of demand, even after three years on sale.

Switch hardware and software was recently quite hard to find in the UK, too, but Nintendo seems to have solved that issue in recent weeks, especially when it comes to games.