GameStop confirms Switch is the strongest console launch in years

The video games retailer is really confident about the console future

Well done Nintendo, the Switch is a success! As the Nintendo share hits a raise at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, first reports from US retailers confirm that the console’s launch is going great according to GameStop.

Eric Bright – Senior Director of Merchandising at GameStop – shared a statement in which he confirms that Nintendo’s new system is a big hit, the strongest console launch in years. Players all across North America lined up to get their hands on their Switch, some even came a day early to be sure to secure one on launch day. Bright also reassures the fans who couldn’t get one that more stock is on its way. So just wait a little more, don’t fall for the eBay scammers who resell Switch systems up to twice its original price.

Stores across the country last night were packed with customers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the brand new Nintendo Switch. We even had customers lining up as early as yesterday morning so that they could be one of the lucky ones to score one of the additional units for our walk-in customers. This is one of the strongest and most successful gaming console launches for GameStop in the last several years.

For those fans who are still looking for the Nintendo Switch, don’t worry–we’re getting more. And, we’re pretty sure that there are a lot of gaming fans who pulled all-nighters last night playing their new Switch, and who also called in sick to work today with ‘game-fluenza’ just to stay home and play even more.



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