GameStop: Switch is One of the Most Successful Console Launches in Years - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 06 March 2017 / 12,603 Views
The launch of the Nintendo Switch has been the most successful console launch at retailer GameStop in the last several years.
"Stores across the country last night were packed with customers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the brand new Nintendo Switch," said GameStop Senior Director of Merchandising Eric Bright told Game Rant. "We even had customers lining up as early as yesterday morning so that they could be one of the lucky ones to score one of the additional units for our walk-in customers.
"This is one of the strongest and most successful gaming console launches for GameStop in the last several years. For those fans who are still looking for the Nintendo Switch, don’t worry–we’re getting more. And, we’re pretty sure that there are a lot of gaming fans who pulled all-nighters last night playing their new Switch, and who also called in sick to work today with ‘game-fluenza’ just to stay home and play even more."
The Nintendo Switch sold 80,000 units in its first 48 hours in the UK.
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