The only catch? The pre-order process isn’t playing out online.
Indeed, those wishing to secure a pre-order will only be able to do so at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. The “limited supply” bit isn’t very encouraging, nor is the fact that Nintendo only bothered to mention one store for pre-orders (at least, at this time).
Nintendo is hosting a media event Thursday night from Tokyo where we’re expected to learn more about the Switch. This will be followed by press events on Friday in New York City and London. While nothing has been confirmed, it’s likely that Nintendo will finally reveal missing details of the system including pricing, a firm launch date, system specifications and more.
After all, accepting pre-orders without citing how much the system will sell for doesn’t seem like a wise idea.
The Tokyo livestream gets under way on January 12 (tomorrow) at 11 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Pacific). A quick check of Nintendo’s website also reveals a “Preview Tour” that stops in New York on January 15. Nintendo describes it as a “secret venue” that’s not listed on map programs.