Anyone still after the elusive Switch console may want to swing by their local GameStop today. A recent PR statement has revealed that the company has restocked the console just in time for this Friday’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe release. No bundles are being forced, and there’s no need to reserve, but it’s still on a first come, first served basis at the standard MSRP of $299.99. You can see a brief section of the release below.

Just in time for the April 28 launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that it just received a limited supply of Nintendo Switch systems available immediately for customers in-store only and while supplies last.

“It’s perfect timing to have additional Nintendo Switch units arrive just days before the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of the biggest and most loved games from Nintendo,” said Eric Bright, senior director of Merchandising for GameStop. “This is truly an amazing pairing of the latest in Nintendo technology innovation with a classic, iconic game.”

The Nintendo Switch system and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are available for individual purchase. GameStop will offer the Nintendo Switch system for $299.99, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the latest game to launch on the innovative Nintendo Switch platform, for $59.99.

Remember that stores get their shipments at different times and not all locations may have them in the first place, as the restock is in-store only. This goes along with similar restocking announcements for Best Buy and Toys”R”Us, and a more general pledge to have more soon by Target. For anyone out to grab one, good luck!


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When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

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