After ShopTo got the ball rolling early, Nintendo Switch pre-orders have now opened at GAME.
The specialist retailer is accepting pre-orders in-store and online, where they warn that it is listed with a temporary price at £999.99. With no official confirmation on stock allocation, they are unable to guarantee that every pre-order will be fulfilled for launch at this point.
GAME clarifies: “Until we receive an official price from Nintendo, a temporary price of £999.99 will be given to the Nintendo Switch console. This placeholder will show through the checkout process and on your confirmation email, but you will not be charged this amount. At a later date, the confirmed price will be guaranteed to those who have pre-ordered.
“At this time we have not received official confirmation of stock allocation, nor of the availability of stand-alone consoles versus console bundles. Until we have our allocation confirmed by Nintendo we cannot guarantee that every order will be fulfilled for launch, nor whether we will be able to offer you a stand-alone console or bundle. We will contact you in the event that you need to choose whether you wish to receive a bundled console.”
Further to that, the retailer has been clear in that if a pre-order is placed using PayPal, a transaction at the same value will remain pending on your account until launch.
“If you select PayPal as your payment option to pre-order the Nintendo Switch, please be aware that PayPal will attempt to authorise the current £999.99 value, resulting in a pending transaction at that value until the launch date of the Nintendo Switch,” GAME adds. “This should not interfere with your use of your PayPal account and you will only pay the confirmed price on launch day. Please note that if you do not have sufficient funds available to your PayPal account when you place the pre-order, PayPal may decline to authorise the transaction which will prevent your pre-order from being confirmed.”
Nintendo Switch will release worldwide in March 2017.