Here’s How To Pre-Order the Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo has said its new Switch console will be available for consumers to buy beginning March 3. But if you’re feeling super organized about getting your hands on the $299 hybrid gadget, here’s where it’s available to pre-order now.

Target – with a two-year “Video Game Hardware Protection Plan” for $39.00

Best Buy – where you can add two-year “Accidental Geek Squad Protection” for $49.99

Walmart – where you can arrange in-store pick-up on launch day

Amazon – at the time of this writing, the Switch is “currently unavailable” with no news about when it will be back in stock

Gamestop – with free shipping thrown in

Nintendo said on Twitter that a limited quantity of pre-orders for the Switch will begin Friday at 9 a.m. E.T., while supplies last, at the Nintendo Store in New York City.

The Switch is also being taken on tour. You can demo the Switch at:

  • New York City, NY – January 13-15
  • Toronto, Canada – January 27-29
  • Washington, D.C. – February 10-12
  • Chicago, IL – February 17-19
  • San Francisco, CA – February 24-26
  • Los Angeles, CA – March 3-5

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