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GameStop and Amazon are both running a few notable deals currently. The two retailers have discounted games as well as merchandise.

Below are the highlights:

Waluigi amiibo – $6.83 (was $12.99) – Amazon
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival – $9.97 (was $14.97) – GameStop
Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – $14.97 (was $19.99) – GameStop
Pokemon Sun/Moon Z-Ring Set – $16.97 (was $29.99) – Amazon
Dragon Quest VII – $29.97 (was $39.99) – Amazon / GameStop

Xenoblade Chronicles X has been discounted over at GameStop. As of now, you can pick up a copy for only $29.97. We’re unsure when the sale ends, but it should be ongoing for the next few days.

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Switch isn’t the easiest thing to find at retail right now. Due to that as well as the strong response to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, pre-owned Wii U sales have been “reinvigorated,” according to GameStop senior director of merchandising Eric Bright.

Bright told GameRant that GameStop has been moving many pre-owned Wii U systems and new copies of Zelda. The situation overall “completely racked up the Wii U market.”

Bright said:

“With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out, we’re seeing great results in our pre-owned Wii U sales. We’re selling a lot of pre-owned Wii U consoles along with brand new Wii U copies of Zelda. Breath of the Wild has reinvigorated sales of the Wii U with Nintendo Switch being sold out at so many retailers. The Switch launching and Zelda launching completely racked up the Wii U market.”


GameStop has once again commented on the performance of Switch. Speaking with investors today, COO Tony Bartel spoke about how there is “incredibly strong” demand for the system.

On the software front, Switch is also doing well. Consumers appear to be buying lots of games, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild almost has a one-to-one attach rate.

Bartel said:

“The demand is incredibly strong for this. As soon as we get it into our stores, it’s out within hours. So we anticipate we’re going to be chasing supply this entire year.”

“The other thing is, every game that’s out there, to have over a five and a half attach rate to this, signifies that a lot of people are finding this a great platform and they’re picking up any games that they can. I mean, we have almost a one-to-one attach of Zelda.”


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.


Update 7: Bumped to the top again. Back up on Amazon Canada.

Update 6: Sold out on Amazon.

Update 5: Bumped to the top again. Live on Amazon here.

Update 4: Sold out on Amazon Canada.

Update 3: Bumped to the top. Now live on Amazon Canada (thanks Ynini).

Update 2 (3/22): Back in stock here.

Update: Now sold out. Was in stock for several hours at least!

Original (3/21): GameStop has now opened pre-orders for the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition. Secure your copy here. When other retailers open pre-orders, we’ll let you know.

GameStop has now opened pre-orders for the new Fire Emblem Echoes amiibo. Reserve the upcoming double pack here. The figures launch on May 19.

In a recent interview with, Eric Bright had a lot of positive things to say about the Switch. Bright, who is the the senior director of merchandising at GameStop, says that the Nintendo Switch is off to such a strong start that it could end up eclipsing the sales numbers the Wii achieved. Additionally, the console has seen some of the highest attach rates for software and accessories for any device “in a long time.”

“The Nintendo Switch is off to a start right now that it could possibly eclipse the Wii. Initial sales on this have been phenomenal. I can’t give straight numbers, but I can say we’re seeing one of the highest attach rates of software and accessories to a device that we’ve seen in a long time.”

GameStop stores will be selling Switch units once again by next Wednesday, the retailer has confirmed. It’s the standard system that goes for $299.99. You won’t be forced to purchase a bundle as is the case on GameStop’s website.

Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising for GameStop, noted in a statement:

“GameStop continues to see strong demand from customers who are looking to purchase the Nintendo Switch system. We are meeting this demand by securing additional systems as fast as we can to ensure customers are able to purchase this innovative gaming technology. The customer enthusiasm and response we have seen so far has been incredible as we continue to sell through our supply of systems. We strongly suggest any customer who is still looking to purchase a Nintendo Switch, visit one of our stores as soon as they can. This new allotment will go fast!”

If you’re looking to secure a Switch, be sure to check with your local store regularly. Consoles will likely sell out quickly.



If you’re looking for the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition, you may want to visit GameStop’s website. It’s in stock at the retailer right now. To place a pre-order, head on over here.


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