Nintendo Switch Available Soon at GameStop Outlets, Bundle Offers Online

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Starting this week, GameStop is receiving more units of Nintendo Switch, that oh-so-hard-to-find gaming console that everyone’s so crazy about. You should be able to grab a unit at the nearest GameStop location, but you can also buy the unit with a game bundle on their online store. Be sure to call in and check for Nintendo Switch availability before driving over, since exact availability dates may vary.

Nintendo Switch consoles alone are retailing for $299.99, but if you want a game bundle with ARMS, GameStop has those as well, along with accessories. You can buy those directly from their website here. However, they only ship starting June 30, so you’ll have to wait a few days. You’ll only be billed when the shipment is processed.

Obviously, the standalone consoles as well as the bundles will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis so if you want one, you need to move fast.

More good news – Nintendo is ramping up production of the Nintendo Switch ahead of the holiday season, so we should be seeing higher levels of availability in-store and online fairly soon. After doubling its production plans from 8 million to 16 million units, Nintendo further increased the production run to 18 million. It looks like they’re prepared to sell-in a huge number of units over the holiday season 2017.

The one big question that remains unanswered is whether or not Virtual Console games will make it to the Nintendo Switch Online game subscription service when it launches next year.

Originally slated for a fall 2017 launch, the service has been postponed, but there’s no clear messaging from the company about the 609 VC games from older consoles like Game Boy making it to the Nintendo Switch Online service.

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