Ever since the lockdown started, demand for the Nintendo Switch has skyrocketed. In the last few weeks numerous retailers had reported they have no stock left and a quick check on Amazon in both the UK and the US shows a lack of stock at the moment. Also, when the new Animal Crossing edition went on sale recently, supplies were very limited from the start.
Demand was so high for the Animal Crossing edition, many can be found on eBay for £500-£600, which is miles above the £319 price from Nintendo, but it is out of stock at the moment.
According to gaming news website Eurogamer they noted that suppliers had spoken to Nikkei Asian Review and that suppliers had received a much larger order, up to 50% larger for the upcoming few months.