Now Playing: Watch this: Super Mario Odyssey is coming October 27 and it looks... 1:15 It's a tablet, a console and a portable multiplayer tabletop game system all in one... and it's pretty darn awesome. The Nintendo Switch ($299.00 at console follows the NES Classic and Super Mario Run ($9.99 at iTunes) in a line of products from the Japanese giant that have titillated gamers over the past year. You're probably dying to get your hands on one. Well, hold up -- it's hard to come by. Here's what you need to know about snagging the magically versatile gaming system, which has a suggested retail price of $300, £280 or AU$470. Editors' note: This article was first published on January 12, 2017 and has since been updated. We'll be updating this piece as the Switch is restocked or when new information is released, so stay tuned!  New shipments are being sent out every now and then to local stores, such as Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and Target in the US. In fact, a GameStop rep told CNET that its more than 4,400 brick-and-mortar stores will be getting a minimum of five Nintendo Switch consoles each on Tuesday, August 15. If you don't want to be part of the mad dash to snag one at local stores, here are some places that are still selling the Switch and its goodies online. Many of them have much higher prices than you might find at your local store, though. ThinkGeek has 10 different Switch bundles that you can preorder, starting at around $400. Eight other preorder sets have already sold out. The bundles will become available in late August and early September.  GameStop online has four bundles that will be released September 1, starting at around $400. You can preorder them on the site now. QVC (yes, the home shopping network) has the console for around $550 (£430 or AU$720) with $15 shipping. This is an inflated price, but the site does offer a payment plan, which may be a good option for those who can't throw down all that cash at once. The site also offers a three-year warranty for an added fee. Amazon has the Switch through third-party sellers. Most of the units are going for around $350. Third-party sellers also have units at Walmart's site,