GameStop Announces a Limited Number of Switch Consoles Available on Launch Day for Walk-Ins


GameStop will have a limited number of Nintendo Switch bundles available for walk-in customers on launch day.

If you missed out on the chance to pre-order a Nintendo Switch, you might have a chance to get lucky come March 3. GameStop announced today that its stores will have “a limited supply of Nintendo Switch systems available for walk-in customers” when the console launches on March 3.

In a press release announcing the availability, Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop, said, “We will have a limited supply of the Nintendo Switch systems on launch day for walk-in customers. 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!”

The company also announced that it will be making a “very limited supply” of two bundles available online. The first bundle includes a Nintendo Switch, a Switch Pro Controller, and a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That bundle will run you $429.99, or exactly what those items would cost you separately. The second online bundle will have all the same items, but will add a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild official strategy guide, and will sell for $454.99.

You can bet that most stores won’t have much in the way of extra stock, but it sounds like there’s at least a chance you could score a unit as a walk-in customer. The online bundles aren’t all that great a deal, but if you missed out on all the pre-orders, it’s probably the only way you’re getting a console, Pro controller, and Zelda on day one.

The Nintendo Switch launches on March 3, and many GameStop stores will have midnight events to celebrate. You can find more information on GameStop’s Nintendo Switch page

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