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GameStop Will Have Limited Supply Of Switch Systems For Walk-In Customers

GameStop was able to secure some more stock of the Nintendo Switch in time for the launch, which takes place next Friday, March 3. Its stores should have a few extra above their reservation amounts to offer to walk-in customers. Keep in mind that many GameStop locations will be hosting midnight launch events, and if that’s the case you’ll want to get there early.

We know that pre-ring pick-ups for reservation customers should begin around 6 pm local time, so you’ll want to check in with your local store to see if that’s the case and if you’ll need to be there by then to secure a system. Of course they won’t physically hand the new console over until midnight, but by getting the register work out of the way early the midnight line moves much faster.



In addition, GameStop will also have a very limited supply of some Nintendo Switch console bundles available on its website. The first bundle includes the system, a Pro Controller, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for $429.99. The second bundle includes the aforementioned items plus the official Zelda: Breath of the Wild Strategy Guide for $454.99. We’re not sure what time these will go up on the site to purchase.

One last caveat with this Switch launch. Most locations limit one console per family, so if you’ve already got one pre-ordered you will most likely be denied a second system purchase at launch. Good luck everyone still trying to secure one for next Friday!


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 3launch 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 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.


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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