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Nintendo Switch units at Walmart will be available to walk-in customers

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Walmart is joining Best Buy and GameStop in offering the Nintendo Switch to players who didn’t pre-order the system, and the retailer is asking customers to call their local store to see when the consoles will be made available if their location isn’t open 24 hours a day.

“Starting at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on Friday, March 3, the Nintendo Switch will be available at Walmart Supercenters across the country for $299,” the company announced. “Walmart will have the system available in gray, red and blue colors.”

A Walmart representative confirmed to Polygon that the stores will have stock for customers who didn’t pre-order.

Different locations open at different times in the morning, so be sure to call around if your preferred Walmart isn’t open 24 hours. We’ve asked Walmart how many units each store is expected to receive, along with clarification on how lines will be handled in stores that will remain open throughout the night, but have yet to hear back at the time of publication.


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