Sorry online shoppers, this shipment isn’t for you. GameStop sent out a press release this morning stating that as of today, they will have Nintendo Switch units in-stock at their retail outlets. No forced bundles as some have seen in the past – just the console itself. Obviously this is extremely nice timing given that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches in just two days. We’ve also heard rumblings of Amazon and others having the system back in stock on Friday, though we’ll hopefully have more concrete details in the coming days.
Here is what Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising at GameStop had to say about the stock situation:
“It’s perfect timing to have additional Nintendo Switch units arrive just days before the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of the biggest and most loved games from Nintendo. This is truly an amazing pairing of the latest in Nintendo technology innovation with a classic, iconic game.”
“If Nintendo Switch and/or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is on a customer’s gaming wish list, I would strongly suggest they plan to come to our stores as soon as they can. These products will not last through the weekend!”
For the time being, GameStop is offering some excellent trade in value towards the purchase of a Nintendo Switch. You can get $200 towards the purchase of a Switch by trading in one of the following consoles: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, New 3DS, & Wii U. That’s a pretty sweet deal, as the New 3DS itself costs $200 brand new, and Wii U units were often discounted to $250. Even the trade in value for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One is significantly higher than usual. GameStop is making it pretty hard to resist getting a Switch with trade in values like that! (I know, feels weird saying that, but GameStop does things like this frequently for new systems).
Source: PR Email