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GameStop Announces Nationwide Nintendo 3DS Launch Events and Demo Days

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.

Launch Events

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

"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 for a chance to win a Nintendo 3DS and a $500 GameStop gift card. For more information or for an event near you, visit

"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

*Actual GameStop customer reviews for the Nintendo 3DS system listed on

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,, 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 General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website.

Note to News Media: Special media requests or b-roll requests should be coordinated through GameStop Media Relations, (817) 424-2000, or

SOURCE: GameStop Corp.

Beth Sharum
Manager, Corp Communication