Nintendo Switch pre-orders open temporarily in Canada

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UPDATE: This article has gained traction in the past few days because of hype, presumably. You will be able to pre-order the Switch in Canada on January 13 at your local retailer, such as EB Games and Best Buy.

Nintendo Switch pre-orders have opened in Canada… sort of.

According to this December 2nd RedFlagDeals post that was downvoted to hell, EB Games Canada had the Switch available for pre-order on December 2nd.

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Not all stores were accepting pre-orders on that date, though. The ones that I called in my city told me that they didn’t have the Switch in their system, but other people of the internet said that they were able to snag pre-orders in their town, including this Reddit user.

Went to my local EB Games to get my (amiibo) pre-orders of today and asked them about the Nintendo Switch pre-order.

To my surprise, he told me they just had received an e-mail 30 minutes ago telling them to start taking pre-orders.

Right now you can only do a deposit of 50$ because the placeholder price is at 1000 bucks or something and they have a limit of 5000 pre-orders, but he thinks this is a nationwide limit.

Keep in mind your EB might not have received or read their e-mail yet or the employee might have just made a mistake and sold me something he shouldn’t have, you should probably call first.

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However, another Reddit post later explained that this was likely caused by some kind of “glitch” in EB Games’ system. This user from Montreal explained that the only time-frame in which pre-ordering the Switch was possible was between 17:30 and 17:45 EST on December 2nd. He also stated that the pre-orders placed at that time will be honored at the Switch’s lauch.

This actually makes sense, considering that the other pre-orderer above was able to do so at 17:31 on December 2nd.

If any fellow Canucks still want to try their luck, here’s what they’ve got to know: the Switch’s EB Games SKU is 728247 and pre-ordering requires a $50 deposit.

We’ve reached out to EB Games Canada for comment and will update this post if we revieve a response.

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