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Nintendo Switch pre-orders open Friday morning at Nintendo NY store

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Customers can pre-order the Nintendo Switch at Nintendo NY this Friday, Jan. 13, according to the retailer’s Twitter account.

Visitors can put money down for the highly anticipated console beginning at 9 a.m. ET, but they should plan to arrive much earlier than that. There will only be “a limited quantity” of Switch systems available to pre-order that day, the retailer said.

This is the first confirmed store to open up system pre-orders thus far. The news comes just before Nintendo’s Switch press conference, which streams live from Tokyo at 11 p.m. ET on Jan. 12. The company plans to reveal the release date, pricing, launch titles and other details about the Switch during the event.

New York City is a good place for Nintendo fans to be this weekend. Aside from the Nintendo NY pre-orders, there will be preview events for fans to check out the Switch for the first time starting Jan. 13. The Friday event is only for press, while an event on Jan. 14 is also invite-only. An event on Jan. 15 will be open to the public. The Switch will travel across the rest of the continent from January through March as well.

Check back tomorrow for Polygon’s live coverage of the Nintendo Switch event. Find out how to watch it in the meantime, as well as what news to expect from it.

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