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Nintendo is opening waiting rooms in US airports where you can play with the Switch

February 13, 2020

The Japanese company also offers comfortable waiting seats and charging ports for your devices.

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This story originally appeared on PCMag

Nintendo is opening waiting rooms in US airports where you can play with the SwitchNintendo is opening waiting rooms in US airports where you can play with the Switch

While Sony and Microsoft prepare their marketing campaigns for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 , Nintendo wants to make sure no one forgets about the Switch. The Japanese company has decided that one way to do this is to focus on US airports.

As reported, Nintendo is setting up a series of emerging Nintendo Switch On The Go lounges in a handful of airports. Each pop-up room will include seats with access to charging ports, as well as the opportunity to spend time playing game demos on Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite . There will also be televisions set to play in TV mode. The titles that can be played in the emerging rooms will be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , Super Mario Odyssey , Super Mario Party and Tetris 99 .

Without losing a sales opportunity, anyone visiting one of these waiting rooms to experience the Switch can also choose to buy the Switch or Switch Lite and receive a free carrying case. Games and products will also be offered, but you'll have to wait two business days for your order to ship, so you won't get on a flight with a new Switch. Even if they don't buy anything, visitors will receive a free luggage wrap and a $ 10 coupon for Target (valid when they spend $ 75 or more on Nintendo products).

The airports where these emerging rooms will appear are:

  • Dulles in Washington DC in Hall B between February 17 and March 29
  • Tacoma in Seattle in Hall C between February 17 and March 29
  • O'Hare in Chicago, in Terminal 1, in Room B, between February 17 and March 29
  • Dallas Love Field in the West Terminal between February 13 and March 26

If pop-up rooms are popular, I wouldn't be surprised to see Nintendo expand them to other airports and maybe also try to present them in international locations.

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