Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but there’s a (reasonable) catch

Eric Abent - Jul 27, 2017, 3:36 pm CDT
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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but there’s a (reasonable) catch

If you’ve been looking to pick up a Nintendo Switch, you’ll be pleased to know that GameStop has them in stock right this minute. The popular console has been hard to find ever since launch, and even though those stock issues have been easing in some areas, they haven’t gotten much better in others. You can get one from GameStop beginning today, but as is usually the case with the massive retailer and an in-demand item, there’s a catch.

You can’t just walk into GameStop and pick up a Switch all by itself. Instead, you’ll have to purchase one of the bundles GameStop is offering online. If the word “bundle” makes you recall the insanely expensive $500 packages GameStop was offering around launch, take heart, because it isn’t that bad this time around.

In fact, GameStop’s new bundles aren’t bad at all, as they only require that you pick up one of three games with your Switch. In all, there are three bundles on offer: the standard gray Switch console with either The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or the neon console with a copy of Splatoon 2.

Regardless of which bundle you choose, they’re all the same price: $359.99. Unlike some of the other bundles GameStop has offered in the past, these ones seem perfectly reasonable, as there’s a good chance that any prospective Switch owner would want to purchase at least one of these games along with their console.

These bundles are all are available on GameStop’s website and, at the time of this writing, are all still available. GameStop says that the bundles will be shipping out by August 1, so it could be only another week before you’ve got your new Switch in-hand. Jump on these bad boys, because there’s no telling how long they’re going to last.


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