Nintendo Switch is back at GameStop, sort of. GameStop just announced it is accepting pre-orders for the Switch console which will come bundled with other Nintendo accessories and games. However, interested parties will have to part with a lot more than the $300 the device was originally priced.
Nintendo Switch bundles will be available at GameStop for $509.99 and $599.99. The less expensive Starter Bundle One includes the Nintendo Switch console, gray L and R Joy-Cons (instead of the neon colored ones), "Super Bomberman R", "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild", and the latter game's expansion pass. For an additional $90, Starter Bundle2 buyers can get a Joy-Con Charging Dock, a 64 GB SanDisk microSD card, a Nyko power kit, a hybrid cover, and a case. They also get more games in "Just Dance 2017" and "Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!" in addition to the new Zelda game.
Fans of the hybrid console may be better off spending $500 to $600 on the Nintendo Switch bundles instead of looking for alternatives or giving in and buying overpriced stand-alone Switch consoles sold by scalpers, particularly those on eBay and other online retail sites. Forbes noted that the Nintendo Switch Starter Bundle One is only available at GameStop's physical stores. The Starter Bundle 2, meanwhile, can be pre-ordered in store and online at GameStop's official website. According to GameSpot, the Nintendo Switch bundles will arrive on Easter Day which falls on April 16, a Sunday.
GameStop is also offering $125 in store credit to those who would trade in their Nintendo 3DS or Wii U. The store credit will then be applied toward the purchase of a Nintendo Switch. Those interested to get their Switch at $125 less the original and are willing to let go of their old Nintendo handheld consoles may do so only until March 19. The Nintendo Switch bundles, meanwhile, are available for pre-ordering right now.