Nintendo Switch Dock Out of Stock on the Nintendo Store (Update)

You can't buy a refurb docking port for the new handheld console separately, at least for the time being.

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Update: A Nintendo representative told Shacknews that the refurbished Switch dock is simply out of stock temporarily. Meanwhile the Nintendo Switch dock set, which also includes an additional HDMI cable and AC adapter, will be available for sale sometime this spring.

Original Story: There have been some complaints surfacing about the Nintendo Switch dock that have emerged since the console's launch last week. Reports have surfaced about scratched Switch screens when removing the device, and the dock getting slightly bent out of shape. In a move that may or may not be related to the complaints, the dock apparently is no longer available for sale.

The dock, which sells for $89.99 separately, has been pulled from the Nintendo Store without explanation. A quick search of partner retail sites also shows no listings for the Switch dock. If any links are found, this pops up:

It is unclear if the units have been recalled, or if this is just a temporary halt in sales for some reason. If it is a recall, it raises the question of how Nintendo will treat those who have already purchased a problematic dock, especially if modicfications are being made to fix the issues.

In addition, it looks the the Joy-Con driving wheel has been pulled as well.

We have reached out to Nintendo for comment and will update the story as more information becomes available.

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    March 7, 2017 9:10 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Nintendo Switch Dock No Longer Available on the Nintendo Store

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      March 7, 2017 9:12 AM

      Nintendon't buy that

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      March 7, 2017 9:23 AM

      Wait, the dock didn't come with the system by default? Weird.

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        March 7, 2017 9:30 AM

        Yes, it does. This is purely for replacement or to have a second.

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      March 7, 2017 10:30 AM

      because the dock scratches up peoples screen? so happy i passed on paying 400$ to play a zelda game.

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        March 7, 2017 10:49 AM

        No, the docks come with the system, you just can't buy extra's like they announced back in January. I think it's both because they're trying to get as many Switches out as possible and because they might be adding a rubber bumper or something to avoid scratching. I've put it in and taken it out quite a bit so far with no issues, so I'm not sure it's such a big deal.

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        March 7, 2017 11:47 AM

        Not really no. Just be careful and your screen will be fine.

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        March 7, 2017 12:55 PM

        I think this whole screen scratch hysteria is completely overblown. I'm not aware of any instances of major scratches over the playable area of the screen. Just some dude posted a picture of a scratched up corner and that sparked all this.

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          March 7, 2017 1:07 PM

          The same thing happened with the original 3DS it seemed like. People claimed their screen got scratched from the design and opening and closing it, or somehow, I'm not sure. Yet I had mine for years without any problems. I dunno, it's weird.

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            March 7, 2017 5:09 PM

            You had the original model 3DS? I did, and it definitely scratched itself. Nintendo replaced it under warranty. Now I'm using a screen protector so it doesn't happen again.

            I did carry it in my pocket though, used it on the train a lot in Chicago. So the extra pressure created between the two halves in my pocket probably hastened the scratching. But I'm glad I noticed it before my warranty expired.l

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      March 7, 2017 10:53 AM

      Glad I got my order of 32 docks in before they removed it.

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      March 7, 2017 11:09 AM

      Update: A Nintendo representative told Shacknews that the refurbished Switch dock is simply out of stock temporarily. Meanwhile the Nintendo Switch dock set, which also includes an additional HDMI cable and AC adapter, will be available for sale sometime this spring.

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        March 7, 2017 11:14 AM

        Good to know, I thought it was going to be sold along with the rest of the peripherals this spring.

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        March 7, 2017 1:22 PM

        Ahh, good to know Thanks!