If you don't get your Nintendo Switch pre-order from EB Games on the launch weekend, you won't be able to get it until the second shipment arrives in April.
As reported by Vooks, EB Games has started calling all customers who pre-ordered a Switch. They're supposedly being asked to confirm if they will definitely be able to pick up their console by March 5 - and if they're not, they won't be able to pick up their Switch until April when the second shipment is due.
If you are able to pick up your pre-ordered Switch before the due time, customers are supposedly being asked to confirm when. The idea is supposedly to make sure that customers who walk in-store can get a Switch over the launch period.
We've reached out to EB Games to confirm specifics, but had not heard back at the time of writing.
Update [1:23 PM]: EB Games has provided a statement to Kotaku Australia:
We are as excited as our customers about the upcoming launch of the Nintendo Switch.
We’re giving preorder customers the choice to pick up their new Switch when they want it. If opening weekend is not convenient they can choose a collection date that suits them by contacting their local store. This includes, but is not limited to, moving to the second shipment.
We strongly encourage customers who are interested in the Switch to preorder instore or online, as demand will likely outstrip supply. As of writing, EB Games guarantees all existing preorders on the Nintendo Switch.