Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Sold Out At GameStop

GameStop has announced today that it has reserved all of its initial Nintendo Switch allocation. This bodes well for the new device as it shows strong consumer demand, at least initially for launch. Keep in mind this doesn’t mean the Switch is a guaranteed success. The Wii U was also pre-sold out ahead of its launch and we all know how that turned out.



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GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, has reserved all of its first allotment of Nintendo Switch systems.

On Friday, the retailer began taking reservations for the Nintendo Switch online and in its more than 3,900 stores nationwide.

“The fact that this initial allotment has been completely reserved in a matter of a few days demonstrates gamers desire for this fun and revolutionary gaming system,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available. We encourage customers to visit and sign up to be get updates about the product and availability.”

Meanwhile, sixteen games for the Nintendo Switch platform are still available for reserve now at GameStop. Players can look forward to games available at launch such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($59.99) and 1-2-Switch ($49.99) from Nintendo, Just Dance 2017 ($59.99) from Ubisoft, and Has-Been Heroes ($19.99) from GameTrust, available exclusively at GameStop. Additional games coming this spring, and available now for pre-order at GameStop, include ARMSMario Kart 8 Deluxe, and LEGO City Undercover ($59.99). Coming Holiday 2017 is Super Mario Odyssey ($59.99), also available now for pre-order at GameStop.

Select Nintendo Switch accessories are also available for pre-order in GameStop stores and on These include the Joy-Con (L/R) Gray/Gray, Joy-Con (L/R) Neon Blue/Neon Blue, Joy-Con (L/R) Neon Red/Neon Red, and a Nintendo Switch Carrying Case and Screen Protector.

Only at GameStop, customers can make their Nintendo Switch purchases more affordable and trade games, consoles and electronics for credit to apply towards their purchases of Nintendo Switch products.

The $299.99 Nintendo Switch will ship and be available for pick-up on its March 3 launch day.


[Source: GameStop]


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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