Nintendo Switch News: 1,000 Lucky GameStop Visitors To Preorder The Console

Nintendo Switch pre-orders immediately ran out when its initial reservations opened up following the Switch press conference that happened in Japan on Jan. 13. Now, GameStop, one of the trusted retailers of the game console, is offering guests a chance to get their hands and officially own the hybrid console when it releases on March 3. Starting on Feb. 11, GameStop will celebrate its Pro Day savings event for GameStop's Power-Up Rewards Card members.

Be One Of The 1,000 Lucky GameStop Visitors To Preorder The Switch

According to BGR, aside from the discounts offers on games, hardware, strategy guides as well as apparel, Gamestop has revealed that the store is also going to choose 1,000 lucky customers at random to preorder the most in-demand Nintendo Switch. All the customers who are chosen will have the chance to preorder Nintendo’s upcoming console, which is sold out almost everywhere.

If you want to grab this offer and have a chance to preorder the Nintendo Switch, you need to actually be in a physical GameStop store at some point starting on Saturday during the Power-Up Rewards Pro Day event. It is still unclear how exactly a customer can make him or herself eligible to preorder the Nintendo Switch, but a spokesperson tells BGR that you don’t have to be a Power-Up Rewards member. With the launch of the Switch just three weeks away from today, this opportunity could be one of the last chances that gamers have to lock in a pre-order.

Nintendo Switch Pre-Order Issues

Since it is not yet clear how customers will enter the event, iDigitalTimes reached out to GameStop for clarification. This latest Nintendo Switch pre-orders from GameStop came after a report which claimed that the retailer was informing customers that their reservations were being canceled due to stock issues. GameStop gave iDigitalTimes the following statement refuting the reports.

“GameStop has not, and is not, canceling any Nintendo Switch pre-orders due to allocation issues. We are working very closely to confirm and validate any and all pre-orders of this innovative gaming system. Should any customer who pre-ordered a Nintendo Switch console from GameStop experience any issue with their order, we encourage them to contact our Guest Care team so we can help resolve the issue.”


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