GRAPEVINE, Texas, Mar 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
"The previews don't do it justice." "Hooked." "The depth of the 3D
really immerses you." "Psyched." These are just some of the words
that are being used to describe the Nintendo 3DS by GameStop (NYSE:GME)
customers. The world's largest multichannel retailer of video games
today announced that it will host events at more than 3,000 of its U.S.
stores around the launch of the highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS. The
festivities at GameStop include midnight launch events, early store
openings and product demos.
On March 27, more than 800 stores nationwide will open at 12:01 a.m. and
more than 2,400 stores will open early at 9 a.m. to sell the
revolutionary handheld video game system.
Customers who trade in used Nintendo DS Lite, DSi or DSi XL systems will
receive a $50-100 credit toward the purchase of a Nintendo 3DS system.
See stores for more details. Customers should also check in advance with
their local store for details and exact times or visit www.GameStop.com/3DS.
"I went to a preview event extremely skeptical about the whole 3D
thing. What I was not prepared for was to be totally blown away by the
system. It works, the 3D is impressive and it's going to be tons of fun
to play. Once you get your hands (and eyes) on this handheld, you won't
come back to the real world for a while. Awesome!" -script king*
Seeing is Believing
Come see for yourself! On April 2, 2,000 GameStop locations will host
demo events from 12:00-6:00 p.m. local time for the Nintendo 3DS.
Customers can experience 3D gaming without glasses on the launch game Super
Street Fighter IV. Customers can also share their experiences and
reviews of the system on www.GameStop.com
for a chance to win a Nintendo 3DS and a $500 GameStop gift card. For
more information or for an event near you, visit www.GameStop.com/3DS.
"Seriously this is one system where the line 'seeing is believing' is
the absolute truth." -Blizzazz*
Nintendo 3DS will be available March 27, 2011, in all U.S. GameStop
locations. For more information on Nintendo 3DS or to learn more about
special Nintendo 3DS trade-in offers, visit www.GameStop.com/3DS.
*Actual GameStop customer reviews for the Nintendo 3DS system listed
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company
headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel
video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands
include 6,670 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide, www.Kongregate.com,
a leading browser based game site with more than 10 million monthly
unique visitors, and Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading
multiplatform video game publication. The company also sells video games
and related merchandise at www.GameStop.com.
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