GameStop Gets More Nintendo Switch Stock

Just in time for Splatoon 2.


Retailer GameStop announced today that some of its US stores are getting "limited quantities" of Nintendo Switch units over the July 17-21 period. Only "select" stores will receive the new units, and, as always, it's a good idea to call your local store to find out about stock at the store closest to you.

The new stock of Switch consoles are for individual systems ($300) as well as bundles, including those that come with copies of Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and other bonuses for $460 and up.

In other news, GameStop announced that some Switch accessories are 20 percent off July 16-29, including these items:

  • Elite Player Backpack, now $39.99
  • Racing Wheel 2-Pack, now $11.99
  • Joy-Con Charging Station, now $19.99
  • Afterglow LVL-1 Communicator, now $15.99
  • Starter Kits, now $29.99

"Our customers ask daily for the Nintendo Switch systems as they continue to be one of the most popular console launches of the year," GameStop senior merchandising director Bob Puzon said in a statement. "This is a great opportunity to be a holiday hero as you can snag the Nintendo Switch before the holidays to ensure your loved ones get the gamer console they want."

The next big Switch game is Splatoon 2, which comes out on July 21. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more.

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Aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnddddd they're gone!

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Almost half a year after launch this is still an issue ???? smh

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Wal-Mart has been getting them a couple times a week. 2 weeks ago I said to myself "lets give this thing a try" and purchased one. So far ive purchased fast rmx digital for $20(definitely worth the price)and reserved mario rabidds and odyssey.

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I played my switch for probably less then 10 hours since I bought it like 3 months ago. I'm debating selling it now while I can still get 100% of my money back if not even more.

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@jdkillustration: Did you buy it without games or what?

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@Sgt_Crow: What games, lol. Once you're done with Zelda....

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@Thanatos2k: splatoon 2, arms, odyssey, mk8, fire emblem warriors and i guess the other ones coming in 2018 too.

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@biggamerdude: Games that aren't out yet, a port, and Arms. Arms, lol

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@Thanatos2k: Zelda is a lot longer than 10 hours, lol.
And besides Mario Kart and ARMS, there's a lot of fun games to keep Switch owners occupied until more big games come out. Heck, Splatoon 2 is coming out this week and there's pretty much a big release every month for the rest of the year...

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@jdkillustration: Yeah you probably should. If you didn't like Zelda or Mario Kart I don't think anything's going to convince you. Sell it.

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I got one at launch but I'm legitimately not interested in Splatoon 2. I didn't even bother downloading their test this weekend. Does that make me a bad Switch owner?

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Yeah, for sure. You have to like what we tell you to like, not what you actually want :)

Avatar image for Reagan2791

I've seen a total of 6 in stores. It's like finding Easter eggs. But, I still don't want one. :)

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I sometimes see a couple here and a couple there, but like the Wii when it launched they vanish into thin air. Hopefully Splatoon fans can get themselves one. Gonna be glorious!!

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I hope everyone who wants one can find one. They're a lot of fun.

I've been seeing them in stock at Best Buy lately for a bit here and there. Just find out when their trucks come in (call and they'll let you know) and it's not too hard to secure one right now.

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Heck yeah Nintendo, get them Switch for them Squids.

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All 3 units will be on sale for eager fans.