GameStop getting multiple Switch custom bundles this week, available in-store

GameStop is giving customers another chance to grab the Switch this week. Starting today, brick-and-mortar locations will have the following custom bundles available to purchase.

The Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Con Multiplayer Fun Bundle, $459.99

Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Con
Splatoon 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Switch racing wheel two-pack
Switch Splatoon 2 game traveler case
The Nintendo Switch with with gray Joy-Con kid-friendly Bundle, $479.99.

Nintendo Switch with gray Joy-Con
Splatoon 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSD with adapter
The Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con Must Have Fan Bundle, $499.99

Nintendo Switch with neon Joy-Con
Splatoon 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion (digital)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Categories: Deals and Finds, Consoles
Tags: switch


Why won't they just sell the console standalone like other US retailers do? I mean I get why they do it this way ($$$,) but most people who buy a Switch buy a game or accessory anyway. This is just more hassle for people already trying to buy a product that's in high demand.

Pretty simple really. The games and accessories are where all the profit margins are found. Gamespot makes little more than squat on the console sales. And I can find many of the must-have games cheaper from Craigslist or BestBuy GCU. So I'm maybe inclined to buy the console from GameStop (since they have it) and the games elsewhere. Not good business sense, so they do this.

It stinks though, I will admit.

Oh yeah. I completely understand that and know that's the reason, I just wonder why they continually treat their customers like poop and force bundles on them they may not want for the sake of a better profit margin. It's anecdotal, of course, but I know of 3 people looking for Switch consoles that refuse to buy one from GameStop or spend their money in their stores ever again because of their ridiculous Switch bundle schemes. They want to buy the console and pick out the games and accessories they want themselves.

Most retailers are happy to sell the in-demand console stand alone because it gets people through their doors or onto their websites. Those retailers then rely on their own marketing/sales techniques to get those customers to spend more.

But yeah! You're right, it definitely does stink! (So it basically fits right in with the rest of GameStop's crappy practices.)

I would still call around if you're looking, they might have one or two solo units.

I couldn't find a stand-alone console so I took the bullet and bought a bundle - not from GameStop though. I would rather not buy from there if I can help it. :\

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