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Can’t Pre-Order Nintendo Switch Online? Do it the Old Fashioned Way at Walmart

by William Schwartz


Ever since the Nintendo Switch has been available for pre-order, online retailers have been selling out left and right.  The usual suspects, Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop and others are closing pre-orders just as fast as they open them, but apparently Walmart will allow you to pre-order the console in person.

If you go to a Walmart in person and pre-order the Nintendo Switch you’ll be guaranteed a console on launch day, according to contact we had with the PR for the retailer.

They claim that pre-ordering the Nintendo Switch using this method will require that you put 10% of the purchase price down on the console, and that you’ll need to use the Pickup desk in-store.

These pre-orders are also available only while supplies last.

Sure, it’s not as convenient as sitting at the computer and waiting for a package to arrive at your doorstep, but it will guarantee that you have a console on launch day.

We didn’t believe it either, but reconfirming this news with the PR company and then calling into our local Walmart and speaking with a representative at the Pickup desk this does indeed seem to be the case.

If you’re having trouble online, head on down to your local Walmart if you want a Nintendo Switch on Launch Day.

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