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Amazon France No Longer Stocking Nintendo Switch Consoles Nor Accepting Pre-Orders For Nintendo Games

After some kind of conflict between Amazon France and Nintendo, the purchase of the Switch console is no longer available through the site.

It seems that there is some kind of conflict brewing between Amazon France and Nintendo, as you can no longer purchase Nintendo Switch consoles from the site, nor pre-order upcoming first-party Nintendo games.

IGN France initially reported that it was no longer possible to purchase new Nintendo Switch consoles on Amazon France. The only Switches you can buy on Amazon France come from third-party sellers for a highly inflated price.

The Nintendo Switch embargo is also affecting the games. As of right now, you cannot pre-order Super Smash Bros. UltimatePokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee, nor Super Mario Party on Amazon France.

via: Nintendo

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The reason for this falling out has yet to be revealed, as neither Amazon nor Nintendo has chosen to comment on the issue.

The most likely reason has to do with Amazon selling the Nintendo Switch at a much lower rate than the other retailers in France.

It's possible that this refusal to stock Nintendo consoles & games on Amazon France is just saber-rattling on behalf of Nintendo. The holiday season is fast approaching and the Switch looks like it's going to be a hot item, with Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate aiming to bring in the huge Pokémon Go fanbase, as well as the hardcore gamers.

Nintendo is also releasing a Fortnite bundle that will likely be a huge hit over the holiday season as well.

Nintendo may be withholding stock in order to force Amazon France's hand when it comes to pricing, with the threat that the other retailers will be benefiting from a huge holiday season instead.

Via: engadget.com

This isn't the first time that Nintendo has run into trouble with Amazon, as Amazon UK still won't stock eShop vouchers.

The fact that the Nintendo Switch is region-free means that the Nintendo fans of France shouldn't have to worry too much, as it's possible to import the system from nearby countries without too much hassle. There are also other retailers in France offering Nintendo Switches.

The region-free eShop means that it's possible to buy any game without issue, so long as you are fine with owning a digital copy instead of a physical one.

Will Amazon France and Nintendo resolve their issues in time for the holidays? Only time will tell.

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