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Pre-orders for the Super NES Classic Edition went live at various retailers last week, including GameStop. After going up on the retailer’s site, it sold out just a few minutes later.

GameStop senior merchandising director Eric Bright told Forbes that it just took eight minutes for the Super Classic Edition to sell out. Moreover, the demand was greater for this product than the NES Classic Edition.

GameStop reported its second quarter financial results this week. Among what the retailer highlighted, Switch sales have been very strong. Switch drove sales in Q2, and GameStope is now the leading retailer in terms of the system’s market share.

During its financial conference call, GameStop CEO Paul Raines and CFO Robert Lloyd went in-depth on just how much of a positive factor Nintendo’s console has been. In fact, Raines even highlighted the fact that Switch is the company’s “most successful Nintendo launch ever.” Demand has continued to be strong, which is expected to continue leading up through the holidays.

Here’s what Raines shared about Switch, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha:

GameStop reported its second quarter 2017 financial results today. This was for the period ending July 29.

In its release, GameStop cited Switch as a primary factor for growth. The system helped drive a 1.9 percent increase in same store sales.

Paul Raines, chief executive officer, also mentioned:

Switch restocks are starting to become a slightly more regular occurrence. At GameStop, you’ll have another chance to pick up a system starting tomorrow. This will be the first time that all of the retailer’s stores will have units on hand since the March 3 launch.

Thankfully, you can walk right in to GameStop and purchase a Switch without any extra games or add-ons – it will be the standard system for $300. However, bundles will also be offered online.

GameStop has opened up pre-orders for the Samus Edition New 3DS XL announced earlier today. If you’d like to reserve it, you can do so here. The system ships alongside Metroid: Samus Returns on September 15.

GameStop will soon be kicking off a new distribution event for Pokemon Sun/Moon. Early leaflets from the retailer confirm that Salazzle will be handed out to players.

Salazzle will come with the moves Fake Out, Toxic, Sludge Bomb, and Flamethrower. It will also be holding a Focus Sash.

GameStop’s event will begin on August 14. It will last until September 4.


Select GameStop stores hosted a special Splatoon 2 event last weekend. You could stop by and play the game, get some color changing cups, and more.

Site contributor Andrew was on hand at the event, and snapped a few photos for us. Check out our images below, including a look at those color changing cups.

GameStop has revealed a special pre-order bonus for Metroid: Samus Returns. If you reserve the game, you’ll be entitled to a free keychain.

The offer applies to both versions of Samus Returns – the standard release and Legacy Edition. It also works both online and in-store.

You can pre-order Metroid: Samus Returns at GameStop here.

If you’re looking to secure the new Splatoon 2 Switch Pro Controller, you may want to give GameStop a shot. The retailer is taking orders″>right here. It’s technically a pre-order, but orders should begin to ship tomorrow.

We recently learned that GameStop locations will be hosting a special event for Splatoon 2 on Saturday. Nintendo’s website has since updated with the official details, including lineup of locations.

Those who try out Splatoon 2 will receive a free Splatoon 2 color changing cup while supplies last. Note that cup colors will vary.

GameStop’s event will be hosted between 12 PM and 3 PM local time. Find the full listing of locations below.

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