If you are absolutely desperate to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that GameStop is offering two bundles for pre-purchase that it guarantees to deliver no later than Easter. The bad news is that you’re going to have to pay an insane amount of money to secure either bundle, and you’re probably going to get a bunch of extra stuff you don’t want.
Here are the details of the two bundles, only one of which can be purchased per household:
- At $509.99, Starter Bundle One includes the Nintendo Switch system, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game and Expansion Pass (digital); Super Bomberman R and Joy-Con (L)(R) Gray.
- At $599.99, Starter Bundle Two includes the Nintendo Switch System, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, Expansion Pass (digital) and Strategy Guide. Just Dance 2017, Snipperclips: Cut it out, Together! (digital), 64GB SanDisk Micro SD card, Nyko Power Kit, Joy-Con Charging Dock (extra controllers not included) and the Hybrid Cover and Case.
If you want to grab the first bundle, you’re going to have to go to your local GameStop store and talk to the employee behind the counter. If you’re willing to pay $600 to pre-purchase the second bundle, you can do so at GameStop.com. GameStop also notes that customers can receive up to $125 credit when they trade in either a Nintendo 3DS or Wii U toward the Switch from now until March 19th.
It’s a shame that these bundle deals are becoming increasingly common, but if you planned on stocking up with games and accessories anyway, it’s a better way to spend your money than on an eBay listing. Plus, you can save a bunch of money on other Switch games if you buy them on Amazon, so maybe it’ll all even out.