GameStop Announces Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders Are Sold Out, But They’re Trying to Get More

If you want to pre-order a Nintendo Switch at GameStop and you didn't yet, you're out of luck, at least for now.

on January 15, 2017 4:51 PM

Today GameStop announced via a press release that they completely sold out their initial pre-order allocation of Nintendo Switch consoles “in a matter of few days” online and across their over 3,900 stores in the United States.

That said, the retailer is working with Nintendo in the attempt to get more and satisfy pre-order demand.

GameStop Senior Vice President of Merchandising Bob Puzon accompanied the press release with a comment, mentioning that the news indicates a desire among gamers for this “fun and revolutionary gaming system”:

 “The fact that this initial allotment has been completely reserved in a matter of a few days demonstrates gamers desire for this fun and revolutionary gaming system. We’re working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units, and will let our customers know when they become available. We encourage customers to visit and sign up to get updates about the product and availability.”

GameStop has been on board with the Switch for quite a while, with the company’s executives talking it up in multiple occasions, and CEO Paul Raines underlining its “tremendous potential as a game changer.”

We can certainly expect the retailer to push the console quite hard, since it seems to encourage physical sales, and cartridges open up a big refurbishing business opportunity for GameStop.

Of course, we don’t know how many units of the initial shipment were allocated to GameStop. All we know is that Nintendo is planning to deliver two million units worldwide during the console’s launch month.

 /  Executive News Editor
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