After reports coming in earlier this week about limited supply of the Switch at launch, GameStop has announced they will have stock on hand for limited amounts of walk-in purchases. If you didn’t pre-order, you may not be out of luck just yet.
After the news broke, we called our local GameStop to confirm they will have walk-in consoles on hand and will be hosting a midnight release.
The list of stores that will be hosting a midnight release is not yet available, but check back at http://www.gamestop.com/events or right here on Just Pause to see if your store will be open at midnight.
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This just in: GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced stores will have a limited supply of Nintendo Switch systems available for walk-in customers on the March 3 launch day. 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.
“We will have a limited supply of the Nintendo Switch systems on launch day for walk-in customers,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “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!”
GameStop will also offer online a very limited supply of two different Nintendo Switch bundles. Bundle 1 will include the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game for $429.99. Bundle 2 includes all the previously mentioned items, plus The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild official strategy guide for $454.99. Customers should visit www.gamestop.com/switch for more information.
Customers can trade games, consoles, accessories, and electronics towards the purchase of the Nintendo Switch system ($299.99), or either of the previously listed bundles.