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SNES Classic is live at GameStop

Posted on 4 months ago by in News | 1 Comment | 0 Likes

Update: And this looks to already be gone… may not have even lasted a couple of minutes!

Original: GameStop is selling the Super NES Classic Edition on its website. Here is a link, don’t ask questions – just go here. Keep in mind that it may not last very long…

GameSpot obtained a brief statement from GameStop about the launch of the SNES Classic Edition. GameStop and ThinkGeek stores will both have units available for walk-in customers in the United States.

A GameStop representative did say that stores will have a “limited and varied amount of consoles” as expected. You may want to line up early and call your local store ahead of time.

Best Buy’s plans for the Super NES Classic Edition launch can be found here.


Looking to pre-order the Super Mario Odyssey amiibo 3-pack? GameStop has you covered. The retailer has it in stock currently here. We’re hoping it will last longer than a few minutes.

Get a Cappy Hat at GameStop

Posted on 5 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 4 Comments | 0 Likes

GameStop is currently offering a real life Cappy Hat online through Bio World Merchandising. It’s available now, with orders shipping within 24 hours of being placed. The hat is priced at $20 and can be ordered here.

Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo reached out to a local New York GameStop yesterday to find out if the store had any Switch units available. Oddly, Totilo was told that he would only be sold the system if he purchased a $50 warranty.

Kotaku editor Cecilia D’Anastasio then called other GameStops and visited a few outlets. Four GameStop locations in New York City did have Switch units in stock, though would only sell them in bundles, which could include just a warranty and a game or a warranty, two games and a case. A number of employees said it was something they “had” to do.

Update: Looks like this may have already sold out. Definitely did not last long.

Original: Those who are interested in the upcoming Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo may want to visit GameStop. The retailer’s website is taking pre-orders for a bundle featuring all four here. At first glance, this doesn’t appear to be the 4-pack – just the figures bundled together in one package. Regardless, you should be getting all of the Champions with a purchase.

When The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim hits Switch in November, GameStop will be selling an exclusive bundle. Along with a copy of the game, you’ll receive a Skyrim clear case.

The case is a 3-piece protector featuring artwork from the game and designed to resemble worn metal armor right out of the Skyrim world. Nintendo and Bethesda has officially licensed the case.

GameStop’s Skyrim bundle can be ordered here.

GameStop is taking pre-orders for several products showcased in last night’s Nintendo Direct. The Super Mario Odyssey Switch bundle, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Special Edition and Pro Controller, New 2DS XL Poke Ball Edition, Doom, and more are available. Everything can be found here.

Recently, Rolling Stone spoke with GameStop’s Eric Bright. One topic brought up in the discussion is the continued to demand for Switch, of which Bright said “seems to be similar to the Wii or greater.”

Bright noted:

“We are constantly selling out of our weekly allocations of the Switch. We kind of go up and down with stock. Nintendo did this before with the Wii. It was highly successful and extremely hard to find. Looking at demand – I can’t comment on rate of sale – demand for the Switch seems to be similar to the Wii or greater.”

Update 4: Last bump. The 20 percent Prime discount is now live for members on Amazon.

Update 3 (8/30): Back up on Amazon.

Update 2: Sold out on Amazon.

Update: Bumped to the top. Pre-orders are now live on Amazon as well.

Original (8/29): GameStop has started pre-orders for the Fire Emblem Warriors Special Edition. If you’re interested, you can place an order here.

The Fire Emblem Warriors Special Edition comes with a copy of the game. You’ll also receive three CDs with music from the game, character art cards on 5-by-7-inch premium card stock, and a slip case to hold the cards. Lastly, it has a dual-sided poster showing the first Fire Emblem games the characters appeared in.

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