GameStop Getting More Nintendo Switch Systems In Time For Splatoon 2


Splatoon 2 is just a few days away from release, but there are some people who still don’t have a Nintendo Switch yet. And while some fans have been resorting to standing in long lines to get their hands on one, GameStop has good news for customers that are seeking out a system.

The retailer has confirmed that some of its U.S. stores will be getting “limited quantities” of the hardware between the dates of July 17th through the 21st. Of course, stock varies depending on the store, but it never hurts to check and see what your local store has to say. Remember, this is involving just “select” stores, and not every single location.

In addition to solo systems that are selling alone for $300, there will also be bundles available both in store and on the company’s website, including a number of different games, like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The bundles will be going for about $460 or so, depending on what’s included.

GameStop has also confirmed that a number of accessories to go along with systems if customers are interested. These include an Elite Player Backpack ($39.99), Racing Wheel 2-Pack ($11.99), Joy-Con Charging Station ($19.99), Afterglow Communicator headset ($15.99) and Starter Kits ($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."


So it never hurts to check with your local stores and seeing what they have to offer. You just might be able to score a Nintendo Switch, an extra Joy-Con controller set-up (the Splatoon one?) and a copy of Splatoon 2, so you can join us and fellow gamers in splatting each other this Friday. Good luck, and remember – it doesn’t hurt to go after a bundle.

Splatoon 2 will release on July 21st for Nintendo Switch. Look for our review tomorrow!