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Like many retailers, GameStop has a dedicated page in place for Switch. Fans began to notice yesterday that it contained a message stating that you’ll be able to “play Pokemon at home” with the new console.

Now GameStop has removed that tidbit entirely. Actually, the full paragraph in which it was included has disappeared. Could the store have said something they shouldn’t have? No matter the reason, it’s simply not there anymore.


If the description for the Nintendo Switch on GameStop’s website is to be believed, the console has a Pokemon game in its future.

On their websites page for the Nintendo Switch, GameStop has made a rather bold claim about what future owners will be doing once they get their hands on the console. According to GameSpot, players will be able to play “Skyrim on the go, and Pokemon at home.” 

Nintendo Switch games will include new title offerings from Mario, Splatoon, Zelda, the NBA and more! You will even be able to play Skyrim on the go, or Pokemon at home with the Nintendo Switch. The unit will also include a number of handy, interchangeable Nintendo Switch accessories.

This is by no means an official announcement, and it would be wise to wait until Thursday to be sure about this. Considering there hasn’t ever been a mainline Pokemon game on a Nintendo home console, this would be very big news to leak out in an advertising slip up. That being said, it’s certainly an exciting prospect.

You can read over the page for yourself here.

Reddit user beyond_the_willow is relaying some information about in-store pre-orders for Switch at GameStop based on a GSO letter, which is essentially a company-wide email. Locations across the United States will apparently begin accepting reservations on January 13. Additionally, each store will be allocated a certain number of pre-orders.

While this would certainly make sense given how the Nintendo Switch Presentation is being held on January 12, we’ll still consider it a rumor for the time being. We should note that beyond_the_willow previously shared accurate information about Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL and the Animal Crossing New 3DS pre-orders in 2015.


Switch ads spotted at GameStop

Posted on 4 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch | 22 Comments | 0 Likes

Earlier today, we heard that Switch ads were starting to appear in Australian stores. Over in the United States, it looks like GameStop is gearing up for the console as well.

One GameStop location is showing Switch posters both inside and by the store’s entrance. One ad can be seen right by the Wii U section.

We’ll likely continue to see that more GameStops will be adding Switch promotions over the next few days.


It seems that GameStop is ready to give another chance to those who want a NES Classic Edition but can’t find it anywhere. They are expecting a limited supply of units to be in stores today and tomorrow, but it will only be available for purchase in stores and not online.

Here’s the full excerpt of the notice as reported by Polygon:

“GameStop has again received another limited shipment of Nintendo NES Classics today through Thursday. Only available in store, not online. GameStop recommends that customers call their local stores to determine local quantities.”


GameStop started to sell the NES Classic Edition online once again today, though only in various bundles. The retailer’s stores across the United States will now be offering the hardware tomorrow. An internal notice indicates that GameStops with units on-hand will be able to sell their stock as of the morning. Keep in mind that it won’t apply to every single location, and customers will be picking up the NES Classic Edition quickly.


GameStop took pre-orders for the Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo bundle the day it was announced, but reservations ended very shortly after. Now, however, it’s back up again. You can place an order here. Along with a copy of the game, you’ll receive the new Poochy amiibo.

GameStop is offering a pre-order bonus for Dragon Quest VIII. If you reserve the RPG there, you’ll be provided with a pouch. This is available both in-store and online.


GameStop surveyed its PowerUp Rewards members to find out what their most anticipated games of the holiday season are. Final Fantasy XV and Battlefield took the first and second spots respectively, but Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon followed in third place. In case you’re curious, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition rounded out the rest of the top five.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have already done very well at GameStop. The two releases experienced the highest pre-orders in five years.


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