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In a press release from earlier today, GameStop reported on their third quarter 2017 results. The Nintendo Switch was highlighted as a key contributing factor to the overall growth for the company.

GameStop’s interim chief executive officer says, “Our third quarter sales results were driven by strong software demand and continued momentum for Nintendo Switch and collectibles.”

The press release also details that “New hardware sales increased 8.8%, led by demand for Nintendo Switch, and new software sales increased 5.4% driven by a strong title lineup.”

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Switch releasing in Argentina on August 15th

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The Nintendo Switch is coming to Argentina and will be making sales through the regional distributor. It will have region-appropriate power supply and be released on August 15th for 13,500 pesos. Preorders open July 28th and those who preorder will get 50% off their choice of game including Breath of the Wild, Ultra Street Fighter II, 1-2 Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Splatoon 2.

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GameStop has recently shared its sales performance results from the first quarter of 2017, which were described as “particularly strong” thanks in part to the success of the Nintendo Switch, among other things.  Furthermore, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmed posted additional facts related to GameStops report on his Twitter.

While the report obviously focuses on GameStop mostly, there are some interesting mentions of the Nintendo Switch. Around 5.4 million console units have been sold between it’s launch in March and now, and the console has a very high attach rate of 6 to 1 for accessories. The strong demand for the Switch is especially noteworthy for occurring outside the holiday period.

GameStop CFO Rob Lloyd said that it was likely even more Switch units could be sold if the company hadn’t had trouble securing enough consoles. “There is a contest among all the retailers, online and in store, with our good friends at Nintendo.” GameStop Company Chief Tony Bartel added that GameStop wasn’t even close to meeting the demand they received for the Switch.

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In the latest of several positive comments about the Switch, GameStop CEO Paul Raines spoke about the positive influence that the release of the Nintendo Switch had on GameStop, and its potential to recapture the wider audience that Nintendo had during the Wii era.

“Purchase intent for Switch and Scorpio is at PS4 levels or higher. Just a note on the Switch launch: We have had a very successful launch so far, with high attach rates of software, particularly Zelda and related addons. The Switch has provided a dramatic lift in traffic in-store, and has real potential to be Wii-like in its potential to expand the gaming category from core to broad audiences.”

It seems that GameStop is very pleased with the success of Nintendo’s newest console. While only time will tell if the Switch remains as successful as it is now, comments like these certainly paint an optimistic picture.

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New close-up images of Nintendo Switch

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Some new images of the Nintendo Switch have been posted to a Facebook Switch page, which give a great look at some of the finer details of the Switch. If you’re interested in seeing every screw and crevice on the system, then check the images out in the gallery below.

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Nintendo UK has reduced the prices of several Nintendo Switch games, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Arms and 1-2-Switch.

The reduces prices for each game were likely done to make them more in-line with the prices in the US, as the original UK prices were the subject of some controversy. The newly adjusted prices come in at £44.99 for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, £34.99 for 1-2-Switch and £49.99 for Arms. Additionally, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was previously discounted in a similar manner to £49.99.

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Developer RCMADIAX recently spilled the beans on their release plans for the first quarter of 2017 on Twitter, mentioning 8 titles in total for the 3DS and Wii U.

The 8 titles in question were not mentioned by name, but RCMADIAX made clear on their Twitter account that 2 were intended for release on the New 3DS and the remaining 6 are headed to the Wii U. Furthermore, the developer briefly detailed their lineup for the Nintendo Switch. There are 6 to 9 titles slated for release by the end of the 2017 holiday season, with the first being seen around the second or third quarter of the year. You can view the tweets for yourself below.