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GameStop Now Taking Pre-Orders for Nintendo Switch

New system is available to reserve Friday, January 13 online and at all U.S. GameStop locations while supplies last

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is now taking pre-orders on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s revolutionary new home gaming system launching March 3.

/EIN News/ -- “Nintendo has once again changed how video games will be played with the launch of the new Nintendo Switch,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop.  “This new innovative system will offer gamers a new gaming experience without boundaries, and that will be momentous for the industry.”

In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Two stylish versions of the system will be released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con.

Reservations for Nintendo Switch can be made now online at www.gamestop.com/switch or at any U.S. GameStop store location upon store open today with a $50 deposit that will be applied toward the $299.99 cost of the system.

Nintendo Switch games will also be available for pre-order at GameStop.  Some of the publishers announcing support for Nintendo Switch include Activision Publication Inc., Electronic Arts, GameTrust, Take 2 Interactive, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Players can look forward to games available at launch such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ($59.99) and 1, 2, Switch ($49.99) from Nintendo, Just Dance 17 ($59.99) from Ubisoft, and Has-Been Heroes ($19.99) from GameTrust, available exclusively at GameStop. Additional games coming this spring, and available now for pre-order at GameStop, include ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and LEGO City Undercover ($59.99). Coming this fall is Super Mario Odyssey ($59.99), also available now for pre-orders at GameStop.

Select Nintendo Switch accessories will also be available for pre-order in GameStop stores and on GameStop.com. These include the gray Joy-Con, neon blue Joy-Con, neon red Joy-Con, and a Nintendo Switch Carrying Case.

Customers can trade games, consoles and electronics towards the purchase of a Nintendo Switch system. Plus, PowerUp Rewards™ members who trade an Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, Wii U, or PlayStation® VR system will receive an additional $50 in store credit, while PowerUp Rewards Pro members will receive an additional $75 in store credit, to put towards their purchase of a Nintendo Switch system. PowerUp Rewards members who trade a Nintendo Wii or Nintendo 3DS will receive an additional $20 in store credit, while PowerUp Rewards Pro members will receive an additional $30 in store credit, to put towards the purchase of a Nintendo Switch system.

To pre-order the Nintendo Switch or for more information about the Nintendo Switch, games and accessories, please visit http://www.gamestop.com/switch. Quantities are limited and only one reservation can be made per household.

About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,500 stores across 14 countries. The company's consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.comwww.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 70 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T's products and services, including DIRECTV through its 1,429 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.

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GameStop Corp.
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