GameStop has announced a new stock of Nintendo Switch consoles just in time for the Friday release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The game retailer giant announced today that it has received a "limited supply" of the hard-to-find consoles, and is selling them across the US right now. The timing seems like a good strategy considering Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches on April 28.
The Mario Kart release is one of the highest-profile releases so far for the Switch, and it helps sales if the console is also available. Units are immediately available, but it's recommended that buyers first call over to their local GameStop to confirm if they received any. As it is often the case, this new batch of Switch systems will likely sell out like pancakes given the hype still surrounding the latest offering.
This time around, GameStop is offering Nintendo Switch as a standalone item rather than a bundle. According to Forbes, the price for the console starts at $299.99, while the Mario Kart 8 units on Friday will cost $59.99. GameStop senior director of merchandising Eric Bright commented on the timing of Switch availability saying that it's the perfect opportunity.
He adds that the combo is truly an amazing pairing of the latest in Nintendo technology innovation and a beloved classic, iconic game. According to GameStop, local game retailers will be offering $200 in credit when you trade in other game consoles apply it to the Switch. This includes the PS4, Xbox One, 3DS, or Wii U and.
GameStop also announced that it's important to note that the Nintendo Switch offer is good only until Sunday, April 30. Aside from GameStop, there are also other game retailers that would be offering the limited popular console, and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe series. This includes Best Buy and Toys 'R Us, which will both have Switch units back in stock this coming Friday, April 28.