GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jan. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 www.gamestop.com/switch 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 ARMS, Mario 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 www.GameStop.com. 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.

About   GameStop Corp.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,500 stores across 14 countries. The company's consumer product network also includes  www.gamestop.com;  www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek,  www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac,  www.simplymac.com, operates 70 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile,  www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T's products and services, including DIRECTV through its 1,429 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.

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