UPDATE on SEPTEMBER 5th, 2017: After some feedback from the community, certain parts of this post were rewritten. We apologize to those who were unhappy with the quality of the original post.
The Nintendo Switch has been selling like wildfire since its launch back in March. The system has been selling so much that a lot of folks still don’t have one due to the high demand. If you’re someone who’s been hunting for a system but haven’t been able to nab one yet, then you may be a bit jealous about this news.
GameStop held a conference in Las Vegas exclusively for its store managers. At the event, every manager received a free Nintendo Switch. One of the managers in attendance took to Facebook to express his shock for the gift:
“This was major for us though because Nintendo NEVER gives stuff to GameStop employees. We have constantly gotten shafted on exclusives, console bundles, etc. But they announced at our Expo that we are the #1 retail seller of Switches and have sold more hardware and software for Nintendo since launch than Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart combined. So I think that’s what led them to this decision.”
This was likely done as a way to show commendation for the sharp increase in business since the Switch launch. With the Switch continuing to be in high demand, hopefully Nintendo can ramp up production enough so that everyone can have a fair chance at getting one.