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Nintendo Switch will be available without a preorder at GameStop launch events

February 22nd, 2017 at 2:10 PM
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Want a Nintendo Switch on launch day? Weren’t quick enough on the trigger to secure a preorder? Don’t worry — all hope is not lost. GameStop announced on Wednesday that it would have a “limited supply” of Switch consoles available for walk-in customers to buy at midnight launch events across the country.

“Customers who were not able to pre-order the system are encouraged to attend GameStop’s midnight launch events held at stores across the nation for an opportunity to purchase Nintendo’s revolutionary new home gaming system,” GameStop said in a press release.

“We will have a limited supply of the Nintendo Switch systems on launch day for walk-in customers,” senior VP Bob Puzon added. “Our teams made this happen. I would strongly suggest customers plan on attending one of our midnight launch events for a shot at securing one of these extra units. They will go fast!”

In addition to the extra units GameStop plans to have in stock, the company also revealed two bundles that it will sell online on launch day, though, like the walk-in units, you’ll have to act fast if you want one:

  • Bundle 1: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $429.99
  • Bundle 2: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, Zelda: Breath of the WildThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild official strategy guide – $454.99

All of the walk-in units and the online bundles are likely to sell out within hours, so if you want a Switch on launch day, be prepared to either line up at GameStop or spend some extra cash on GameStop.com. The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3rd, by the way, in case you forgot.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




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