Nintendo Switch Summer Tour Announced

Posted: May 23 2017, 8:49am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo Switch Summer Tour Announced

The Nintendo Switch comes to a city near you this summer.

Nintendo announced the Summer Tour 2017. The Japanese video game maker is bringing its video games and new Nintendo Switch consoles to cities across the Nation this summer.

As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can experience the latest installments in these beloved franchises firsthand.

From the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to games that offer social competitive fun like ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, the 2017 Summer of Play tour is a neat opportunity to try the Nintendo Switch.

In addition to getting hands-on time with Nintendo’s popular Nintendo Switch console, visitors of the tour will be able to try out Nintendo’s latest hand-held, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, as well as the upcoming Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

“For families looking to purchase Nintendo Switch or a new handheld in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Summer of Play tour is the perfect opportunity to give these popular systems a try,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And since each stop is filled with familiar Nintendo characters and camera-ready visuals, the tour is a great place to spend a summer afternoon, take photos and create long-lasting memories with everyone in the family.”

The Nintendo Summer Tour 2017 kicks off in Irvine, CA on June 9, finishing in Baltimore, MA in September.

The Summer of Play tour will visit the following locations:

Nintendo Switch Summer Tour

Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear on the tour include: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 1-2-Switch Snipperclips, ARMS, Splatoon 2, Super Bomberman R, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers and Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition.

Each one of these stops will feature a veritable Nintendo playground of fun activities to enjoy. In addition to snapping photos in front of the colorful visuals full of recognizable Nintendo characters like Mario and the Inklings from the Splatoon series, families will be able to play Nintendo games together, choosing from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. People who pre-order or purchase select Nintendo games at participating GameStop locations near the 2017 Summer of Play tour stops will receive a Nintendo branded PopSocket mobile accessory device (limited quantity; while supplies last).

The supply constraints of the Nintendo Switch have eased up a bit in past days. The new GameStop Nintendo Switch bundles selling for under $400 are a good indicator for the softened demand. The bundles contain a physical blockbuster game and accessories.

Nintendo is ramping up the production for the Nintendo Switch, but has not disclosed what the current production capacity per month is. The only number the company made official is the production volume over the next 12 months. 10 million Switch consoles are planned to enter retail channels until end of April 2018. The demand for the Nintendo Switch will spike during the Holiday Shopping season 2017. Nintendo will set aside a large part of the Switch production during the next months for November and December. This stock piling will keep the Nintendo Switch in short supply during the next 5 months.

As Nintendo coordinated new Switch console shipment with the launch of Mario Kart 8, we expect the company to do the same for the next major Switch game launches. The big upcoming Switch games are Arms on June 16 and Splatoon 2 on July 21. Amazon offers pre-order discounts on both of the titles for Prime members to the tune of 20%.

There are also several new accessories coming on the market from Nintendo in the next weeks. See the full list of new Nintendo Switch accessories.

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