I didn’t pre-order the Nintendo switch before the March 3rd release. As I watched the reviews begin to pour in across social media following the launch, I immediately regretted that decision. The reviews were accompanied by widespread reports that shelf stock of the new systems was completed depleted at brick & mortar retailers as well as online stores. I waited in line at Gamestop like a chump, eager to hand over my money, but only to be told that the best I could do was a $500 preorder for a bundle they promised would arrive by March 15th. Dejected, I resigned myself to having to wait until Nintendo’s supply caught up with the demand. The fever took hold with the Mousepad Heroes family, as dinner table conversation turned to wistful discussion of how the kids could save Zelda for the first time and Liz and I could relive the adventures of our youth.