Here's When You Can Play Nintendo Switch Before Launch

Nintendo's preview tour might be coming to a city near you.

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Following today's Nintendo Switch presentation, Nintendo revealed details on a multi-city tour where you'll be be able to try out the new console yourself. The event will provide hands-on opportunities with the console prior to its launch on March 3. "Each Sunday’s stop is open and free to the public to attend." However, expect long lines at these venues: "Space is very limited and fans will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis."

Here's the full list of event cities from Nintendo.

New York | Sunday, January 15, 2017

  • Time: 10 a.m. ET (Doors open)Location: SECOND floor, 849 Avenue of the AmericasAdd to calendar
  • Note: This is a secret venue and is not listed on map programs. The entrance is located one door south of the Hotel Eventi main entrance (towards 29th street).
  • Please do not arrive earlier than 7 a.m. ET, as lines will not begin forming until that time.
  • Minors (17 years of age or younger) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Toronto | Sunday, January 29, 2017

  • Time: 10 a.m. ET (doors open)Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall A, 255 Front Street West, TorontoAdd to calendar
  • Note: Exhibit hall A is located in the North building. The entrance is situated at 255 Front Street West, between the InterContinental Toronto Centre to the east, and the CN Tower and Rogers Centre to the west.
  • Please do not arrive earlier than 7 a.m. ET, as lines will not begin forming until that time.
  • Minors (17 years of age or younger) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Washington D.C. | Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • Time: TBA
  • Location: TBA

Chicago | Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • Time: TBA
  • Location: TBA

San Francisco | Sunday, February 26, 2017

  • Time: TBA
  • Location: TBA

Los Angeles | Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • Time: TBA
  • Location: TBA
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And here are the big events where the Switch will be playable:

PAX South | Friday - Sunday

  • January 27 - 29, 2017
  • San Antonio

PAX East | Friday - Sunday

  • March 10 - 12, 2017
  • Boston

SXSW | Thursday - Saturday

  • March 16 - 18, 2017
  • Austin
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