Limited supply of additional systems available at all GameStop stores March 3

More than 3,000 stores to open for 12:01 ET launch

GRAPEVINE, Texas, March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that more than 3,000 of its stores across the country will be open for the 12:01 a.m. ET March 3 launch of the Nintendo Switch. Click to watch the GameStop Nintendo Switch unboxing YouTube video to learn about the revolutionary gaming system.

"It's finally here!" said Eric Bright, senior director of Merchandising for GameStop. "The Nintendo Switch is the most sought after video gaming system in the market today, and GameStop will have extra units for those customers looking to buy the innovative system."

GameStop will have a very limited supply of Nintendo Switch systems available at each GameStop store nationwide on March 3 for walk-in customers, as well as online at

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 products, or one of the GameStop Nintendo Switch bundles. GameStop is offering some special trade-in deals through March 19 to help celebrate the launch of the new innovative gaming system. Customers can take advantage of any of the following trade offers when applied to the purchase of Nintendo Switch products:
  • Receive up to $100 (PowerUp Rewards Pro members get an extra $25) when trading in a Nintendo Wii U or 3DS system
  • 40% extra trade-in credit (PowerUp Reward Pro members get 50%) when trading any games or accessories

Select Nintendo Switch accessories and The Legend of Zelda branded collectible items are also available in GameStop stores and online at These include the gray, neon blue and red Joy-Con; The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Game Traveler Deluxe travel cases and Play & Protect Skins; and an assortment of The Legend of Zelda apparel items such as socks, t-shirts and a viscose scarf.

Finally, GameStop will also offer a variety of Nintendo Switch games at launch, such as:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($59.99) and the expansion pass ($19.99)
  • 1, 2, Switch ($49.99) from Nintendo
  • Just Dance 17 ($59.99) from Ubisoft

Additional games coming this spring and available now for pre-order at GameStop, include ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, LEGO City Undercover and Has-Been Heroes. Future releases now available for pre-order include Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Minecraft Story Mode, Xenoblade 2, and Fire Emblem Warriors.

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