Nintendo Switch Birthday Celebration (and a Giveaway!)

Hey all, did you know it’s Nintendo Switch’s birthday?  This innovative game system turned “1” this year and to celebrate our friends at GameStop have some amazing deals, a fun new way to play Mario Kart, and a fantastic giveaway to share with you!  I’m partnering with GameStop to bring you all these fab goodies, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Nintendo Switch Birthday Celebration (and a Giveaway!)

The first time my oldest son played the Nintendo Switch he announced that the console was a “total game changer, leaps ahead of his older systems.”  When my children are excited about a gaming system, you can believe I am, too!  I want something that will hold their interest and offer creative, interesting ways for them to connect with friends and family.  The versatility of the Nintendo Switch is certainly a-mazing!

Read on to find out all the ways you can celebrate Nintendo Switch’s birthday with us and GameStop:

Nintendo Switch Birthday Celebration (and a Giveaway!)

Nintendo Switch Challenge

GameStop has introduced the #NintendoSwitchChallenge – a fun (and a little wacky) way to play Mario Kart!  Since we are a total Switch family, we’ll be trying it out ourselves.  Stay tuned for a fun video of our experience!

Want to try the Nintendo Switch Challenge? Simply film your race, then post it all over social media.

Make sure tag @GameStop with the hashtag #NintendoSwitchChallenge because they’re going to be giving away a bunch of awesome Switch accessories for fans who do the challenge. And tag me too! I’d love to see how your race compares to ours.

Here’s how to play the Nintendo Switch Challenge:

  • You’ll Need: At least two players, a Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 (don’t have a Nintendo Switch? Don’t worry—GameStop has you covered! More than 1,400 stores have a demo Switch, where you can film your challenge – check out their Switch store locator to find the nearest Switch-ready store near you)
  • Player One: This is the “Commander,” who sits facing the screen – it’s also fun to have more than one Commander, just beware—it can get a little loud!
  • Player Two: The “Driver” sits with their back to the screen (or blindfolded)—with the Joy-cons or controller
  • Rev Your Engine: Start up your Switch, fire up Mario Kart 8 and get ready to put your skills to the test
  • The Challenge: The Commander guides the Driver through the course –telling them when to turn, use their items, avoid running into walls and cows and fences…
  • Share: Post your best race on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or YouTube channel! Make sure to tag @GameStop with the hashtag: #NintendoSwitchChallenge

Nintendo Switch Birthday Celebration (and a Giveaway!)

Nintendo Switch Sales Event at GameStop

Make sure to visit your local GameStop from March 3-10, because more than 50 Switch toys, collectibles and accessories are going to be on sale! Here are the top deals, but you can check out the full lineup of sales on GameStop’s flyer below or online at  https://www.gamestop.com/switch

  • 20% off select Nintendo Switch accessories—controllers, charging docks, carrying cases, racing wheels and more
  • 20% off select Nintendo-themed plush, toys, housewares & drinkware
  • Up to $20 off select Switch games (FIFA 18 for only $39.99!)
  • Get an extra $5 when you trade any Nintendo Switch games
  • 50% extra credit on any future Nintendo Switch game trades with purchase of any of these sale products

Win Nintendo Switch Gear!

Thanks to my partnership with GameStop, I’m also hosting a giveaway, including some very cool Switch gear from PDP!  PDP is the number one video game accessory company in North America.  Their products are top-notch and help you to interact in a fun way with your gaming system.

Nintendo Switch Birthday Celebration (and a Giveaway!)

One (1) Rural Mom reader will win a Nintendo Switch Gear Prize Pack from GameStop that includes:

  • Nintendo Switch Light-Up Dock Shield – Mario and Zelda designs
  • Faceoff Deluxe Wired Controller (Mario & Luigi)
  • Nintendo Switch Deluxe Console Case – Mario Kart or Mario Kana
  • Pixel Pals – Mario and Zelda characters

US only, 18+  Prizing provided by GameStop

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Do you have a Nintendo Switch game system?  What game or accessory do you hope to add to your system during the Nintendo Switch Sales Event at GameStop this week?

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Lisa Bourlier
    • March 4, 2018
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    My Son has the system but very few games so he is hoping to get a few

    • HilLesha
    • March 4, 2018
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    Yes, one of the games that my son wants to purchase from GameStop is Harvest Moon Light of Hope.

    • Cindy Schierl
    • March 4, 2018
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    No – but I would love to Nintendo Switch

    • harolde
    • March 4, 2018
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    I would love to add a screen protector!

    • fran
    • March 4, 2018
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    not yet!

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    A Switch is on my list for Easter for my kids! We want Mario Party!

    • Abigail Gibson
    • March 4, 2018
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    I do not have a Nintendo Switch system. Would love to get one for my nephew though.

    • Leidy Ruiz
    • March 5, 2018
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    My boys would like to get more games for their Switch and I think getting a case might be a good idea as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Sandra Williams
    • March 5, 2018
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    I don’t have a nintendo switch system. But I think my son would love to have one.

    • Ashley C
    • March 5, 2018
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    I don’t have a switch! I would love to be able to get one for my son!

    • Adrienne Gordon
    • March 5, 2018
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    we don’t have one yet.

    • kathy Persons
    • March 5, 2018
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    We do not have one but it is on my sons wish list

    • Richard Hicks
    • March 5, 2018
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    Kids do not have one but have heard them talking about wanting one. They probably would want lots of extra games to play

    • Steph
    • March 5, 2018
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    Yes, we have a Nintendo Switch. I think they are hoping to add the new Kirby game if that has come out already or else Splatoon 2.

    • Fineias
    • March 5, 2018
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    Would love a switch case!

    • Kyl Neusch
    • March 5, 2018
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    we don’t have one yet.

    • Keri Justice
    • March 5, 2018
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    Yes we do have a Nintendo switch. We have mario odessey but want to get mario kart!

    • cyndi br
    • March 5, 2018
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    We are getting one soon. We want the kirby game

    • Sara Perrera
    • March 5, 2018
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    My son has the switch and I’m looking to pick up a game for his Easter basket. He is a little Zelda obsessed so would also like to get some Zelda accessories.

    • nickie
    • March 5, 2018
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    we don’t have one yet.

    • Suzanne
    • March 5, 2018
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    Yes, but not planning to shop games this week.

    • Charlene S.
    • March 5, 2018
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    My son has one, but I don’t. He loves buying accessories for it & he is currently looking for a new case for it.

    • manda shank
    • March 5, 2018
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    We have the original Nintendo. 🙂

    • Rachel D
    • March 5, 2018
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    My daughter wanted a Switch for Christmas, but we couldn’t afford it. fingers crossed!

    • Kelly D
    • March 5, 2018
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    Yes, we have a Nintendo Switch. We hope to add a new controller to our system.

    • Enrique Herrera
    • March 5, 2018
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    Yup my family owns a switch. Would love to pick up another dock to make traveling with it a lot easier.

    • SaraAB87
    • March 5, 2018
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    Yes I have a Nintendo switch, its a great system but this accessory pack would make it even better!

    • Marty C
    • March 5, 2018
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    Bahaha, we still have SNES!

    • willgriesmer
    • March 5, 2018
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    I do have a Switch I’d like to get a nice carrying case!

    • Kristen
    • March 5, 2018
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    I don’t have one, but my godson does and he takes it everywhere.

    • Lisa Voyce
    • March 5, 2018
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    The system might be in order this upcoming Christmas for my granddaughter.

    • Hailey McIntosh
    • March 5, 2018
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    I was lucky enough to be surprised with a Switch for my birthday last month! (It was all I wanted…and have been wanting lol!) We would like to have more games, a travel case, and another pair of joycons. 😀

    • Chris L
    • March 6, 2018
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    Don’t have one yet but my daughters birthday is coming up soon & she would love one.

    • Glendy C
    • March 6, 2018
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    Yes my kids have the Nintendo Switch & we need a case for it.

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    My daughter has the Nintendo Switch, and she would love to obtain every last game that’s ever made for it.

    • Deborah Buffamanti
    • March 6, 2018
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    We’ve been buying Nintendo game systems since around 1995. Love em all. Love Mario, Luigi, Peach and Wario. My family needs a switch!!!

    • Courtney
    • March 6, 2018
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    We just got a switch and love it! So popular we will definitely need some more controllers!

    • James Donnellon
    • March 6, 2018
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    Switch is awesome would like to get one of those Luigi controllers

    • Evelyn
    • March 6, 2018
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    I got one for my son for Christmas. He loves it. He doesn’t have a carrying case yet and he’d love some new games.

    • Jeremy McLaughlin
    • March 6, 2018
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    My sons do not have the Switch, they would like to get one.

    • Denise Sachs
    • March 6, 2018
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    I don’t have this gaming system yet, but I’m sure my kids would love it.

    • Rachel
    • March 6, 2018
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    We have the Nintendo switch system. I think it would be great to get a carrying case for it.

    • susan smoaks
    • March 6, 2018
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    i do not have the nintendo switch gaming system yet but it is on our wishlist. we hope to get it soon.

    • Karo
    • March 6, 2018
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    I have no Nintendo Switch. I would buy a few racing games.

    • Meghan Malicoat
    • March 6, 2018
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    My son has the switch and he is really wanting one of those switch backpacks.

    • Lori Walker
    • March 6, 2018
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    We don’t have it yet – I’d like to get it and a mario game.

    • Michael Dixon
    • March 6, 2018
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    This was an incredible year for the Nintendo switch!

    • Michelle H.
    • March 6, 2018
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    My son wants a Switch. I want to get Mario and Zelda games.

    • Jaclyn Reynolds
    • March 7, 2018
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    My boys would love new joy cons, especially the Splatoon ones.

    • Michelle J.
    • March 7, 2018
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    Super Mario Odyssey!

    • Monique Rizzo
    • March 7, 2018
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    I do not. It was on hubbys Christmas list, but it was expensive! Looks fun though.

    • Don Stephan
    • March 7, 2018
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    We do not have one but I would add the screen protector

    • Joan
    • March 7, 2018
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    Yes- I’d love to add the Nintendo Switch Deluxe Console Case – Mario Kart or Mario Kana

    • melee191
    • March 7, 2018
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    We don’t yet but my kids have been *bugging* me! We would use the gift card towards buying one

    • Leela
    • March 8, 2018
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    Not yet but hoping for one soon. I’d love to get some Super Mario and Donkey Kong games.

    • Laura m
    • March 8, 2018
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    I don’t but plan on it! The screen protector would be great!

    • Wendy R.
    • March 8, 2018
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    My kids have the systems! I know my daughter would love Harvest Moon Light of Hope Special Edition.

    • beth
    • March 9, 2018
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    No, but my best friend does and they would love the screen projector!

    • Nikita Carroll
    • March 9, 2018
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    Don’t have one….brings back getting first game system in ’90s

    • Karen Gonyea
    • March 9, 2018
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    We do not have a Switch yet, but when we get one we would LOVE the screen projector !!

    • Tabitha
    • March 9, 2018
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    I have have a switch. I most want a new controller but not the joy cons.

    • natosha miller (@airmonkey120)
    • March 10, 2018
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    Would love to grab a Mario charging dock

    • Jason H
    • March 10, 2018
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    My son has one I am looking to gift him the new Zelda game for his birthday.

    • kathypease
    • March 10, 2018
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    Yes we have one and I would love to get Mario Tennis Aces

    • Jim Hayes
    • March 10, 2018
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    I don’t have one yet, but looking to get in the next few months

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    My son has one. He loves Mario Cart

    • Brenda Haines
    • March 10, 2018
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    I got my son the Switch for Christmas and he really wants the Minecraft game.

    • Angela T
    • March 10, 2018
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    We don’t have a Nintendo Switch but my boys REALLY want one! 🙂

    • Fiona N
    • March 10, 2018
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    I would love to have the controller and charging dock for my nephew 🙂
    Thank You for the chance!

    • Daniel M
    • March 10, 2018
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    my nephew has one and would like a screen protector

    • Marianna
    • March 10, 2018
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    I don’t have a system but I hope to buy one!

    • DENISE W
    • March 10, 2018
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    No, not yet, but my daughter has used my brother’s system and lobes it. Thank you!

    • amber
    • March 10, 2018
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    i dont have a Nintendo switch yet but looks fun, would love to try the Zelda game

    • Kristin McCall
    • March 10, 2018
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    I do not own a Nintendo switch yet but I know I am getting one for my birthday.

    • laura588
    • March 10, 2018
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    We do not have one yet but I admit we have all wanted one.
    Laurie Emerson

    • Robin
    • March 11, 2018
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    Not yet, but we want to get one and would purchase Payday 2.

    • Peggy Rydzewski
    • March 11, 2018
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    My grandson has this sytem and he is asking for donkey kong game for his birthday.

    • Antoinette M
    • March 11, 2018
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    Yes, we do own a Switch and would like to add extra controllers.

    • Angie stewart
    • March 11, 2018
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    We have a Switch and while we can’t even WAIT for Super Smash Brothers, right now we’re ready for some Bayonetta 2.

    • barbg
    • March 11, 2018
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    I do not have a system yet but we are shopping for one now.

    • Erin
    • March 11, 2018
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    My son has a switch and he needs a good carrying case for car rides.

    • krystal wethington
    • March 11, 2018
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    I actually have one coming in the mail. I love anything Nintendo and would love to get donkey kong to go with it.

    • Juanita May
    • March 11, 2018
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    No – but I would love to win a Nintendo Switch for my granddaughter.

    • laura bernard
    • March 11, 2018
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    My husband does!

    • Debbie Penney
    • March 11, 2018
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    No, I would love to get the Nintendo Switch for my nephews 🙂

    • joe clark
    • March 11, 2018
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    no switch unit at this time

    • B.j. Bernal
    • March 11, 2018
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    I’m needing to add a few games.

    • Judy Gregory
    • March 11, 2018
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    We do. Another game would be great.

    • Molly
    • March 11, 2018
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    I don’t have one but my nephews do, I’m sure they would love an assesory like a screen saver.

    • dvice12
    • March 11, 2018
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    I don’t have one yet

    • Vilfreda
    • March 11, 2018
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    I don’t have a switch, so no games, but I have a Wii still and I’m looking forward to getting some more of the Just dance games

    • Donna porter
    • March 11, 2018
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    We do have a Nintendo Switch system and would like to add the screen protector.

    • Kathryn C
    • March 11, 2018
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    I don’t have one! would really love to win this- I would check it out and it would be on hand here for when I babysit my nieces & nephews

    • Dave C
    • March 11, 2018
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    I do have a Nintendo switch and one of my favorite games is Mario odyssey!

    • Gina Ferrell
    • March 11, 2018
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    I sure do have a Nintendo Switch game system and hope to get a screen protector, a carrying case and a new game.

    • Julieh
    • March 11, 2018
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    I don’t have one but I love playing with my friends.

    • Philip Lawrence
    • March 11, 2018
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    I presently do not have a Nintendo Switch Game System but would like to get one.

    • Trisha Musgrave
    • March 11, 2018
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    I do have a Switch, I would love to get a case for it!

    • Jeanine Jones
    • March 11, 2018
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    We don’t have one but I know my son would LOVE this! He would love any truck games!

    • Jonathan Watson
    • March 11, 2018
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    Yes I have a Switch, I am getting Bayonetta 2!

    • Kayla Klontz
    • March 11, 2018
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    Yes, but it hasnt been opened yet, it’s for my son’s birthday coming up! I’d love to get anything with Super Mario on it!

    • Jerry Marquardt
    • March 11, 2018
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    I do not yet have one, so the Nintendo Switch Gear will help me get my nephew into this great gaming decade.

    • amy stonger
    • March 11, 2018
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    I do have a switch. My kids would love to have crash bandicoot.

    • Eileen Boyce
    • March 11, 2018
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    No but want to get one.

    • Seyma Bennett
    • March 11, 2018
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    I don’t have the nintendo switch but I would love to get some games like Zelda and Mario Brothers.

    • Kelsey Vinson
    • March 11, 2018
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    No we don’t! My son is turning 6 soon and has been asking for one so we shall see

    • Sand
    • March 11, 2018
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    We don’t have one yet.

    • Kassie Lauhoff
    • March 11, 2018
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    No we dont have one but have been wanting one for awhile.

    • Samantha
    • March 11, 2018
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    I don’t have one for now

    • Leah Shumack
    • March 11, 2018
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    Mario Kart is the next thing we want to buy for our Switch!

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