3DS midnight launch at GAME

Posted By | On 23rd, Mar. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Today, GAME and gamestation announce the full launch plans for the 3DS this Friday, March 25th.

In total, 482 GAME and gamestation stores will be open at midnight with GAME’s flagship store in Oxford Street, London hosting a special event with comedian, gamer and Nintendo fan-boy, Iain Lee joining customers for the countdown to the moment they get their hands on the world’s first 3D gaming console that doesn’t need glasses.

The Oxford Street store will give one free 3DS game to each of the first 100 people in the queue. Freebies including Nintendo t-shirts and midnight snacks will be handed out throughout the evening. The first person in the queue will also receive a free taxi ride home.

This will also happen at the special Nintendo launches at:
• GAME Glasgow (Sauchiehall Street),
• GAME Cardiff (St Davids),
• GAME Manchester (Trafford Centre),
• gamestation Birmingham (New Street)
• gamestation Hull (Propsect Centre).

In addition, each of the 482 stores opening at midnight will give away a free Nintendo 3DS console to one lucky customer. Each person in the queue will be given a raffle ticket and the winner will be drawn at random on the night.

Neil Ashurst, head of UK PR for GAME said:
“Thursday night is a must-attend moment for Nintendo fans – the 3DS is a stunning piece of gaming tech which impresses everyone who plays it. We are opening 482 of our stores at midnight to allow our customers to be the first to get their hands on it. Whatever store they go to, we will be offering a free 3DS console for one lucky individual so it’s definitely worth turning up for midnight!”

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  • doub7

    Lots of cool giveaways for the fans. I really like the free taxi ride home…lol. Sumthin bout the energy & experience of a midnite launch is so much fun. Have fond memories of hangin out w/ my gf all nite on a bestbuy sidewalk 2 get a 360 @ launch.

    • tareq salah

      lucky man to have a girlfriend like that. most girls would probably stay home and sleep :p

  • holy hell, that’s quite an event. Gamestop aint got shit on them. If I was buying one I’d go there.

    • tareq salah

      lately europe is been having better exclusives, collectors and events than the us. 🙁

  • doub7

    Yeah the most I ever got outta gamestop was a slice of pizza & a Coke @ the Gears 2 launch. Not quite the epicness of the GAME event. Guess I will have 3DS envy 4 ahwile, gonna wait 4 sum good games.

    • tareq salah

      i did 5 midnight launches at gamestop i never got anything. cheap company :p

  • woodysroundup

    I was hoping Zelda was a launch title but it is not.
    I will be pretty annoyed if there is a Zelda themed edition after I buy the 3DS. BUT first I want a NGP alot more so I will wait for the 3DS to drop in price before I get one but I can see alot of people enjoying this device just like they have with the DS.

  • PilarVIRUS

    I’m going to wait until more titles release for the 3DS before buying it. I mean, I don’t want to make a mistake like I did with Kinect.

    • tareq salah

      its gonna take at least 5-10 games that i would like to play before i but the 3ds, i want donkey kong-mario-streetfighter-resident evil-rabids-and more

  • doub7

    Ur rite man I am totally sold on the kinect but we REALLY need sum new games. At least Children of Eden & Gunstringer drop in the next few mos. Wish they would add Kinect support 2 netflix as well.

    • tareq salah

      didn’t they show on its project natal that u would be able to pick movies like that?

  • doub7

    Yeah there is supposed 2 b a patch 4 netflix where u will eventually b able 2 control it w/ Kinect.

    & ur rite a lot of times EU does get better CE games than the US. & they get a lot of CE we don’t even get, especially 4 PS3. They had CE of Uncharted, Killzone 2 & Infamous.

  • doub7

    Yeah Zelda would have been a phenomenal launch title. That is 1 of the greatest games of all time & they have made sum slight upgrades 2 it. Would have been more tempted 2 get 1, but overall more excited bout the NGP as well.

    Yeah tareq my girl was a trooper, she slept in a sleeping bag on the sidewalk in 20 degree weather. I miss her :/ Lol


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