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GameStop.com Now Taking Pre-Orders for Nintendo 3DS

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>The next-gen system will be available March 27 online and at North American GameStop locations</i> </p> <p class='bwalignc'> </p>

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

GameStop.com Now Taking Pre-Orders for Nintendo 3DS15:00 EST Wednesday, January 19, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas (Business Wire) -- GameStop (NYSE:GME), the world's largest multichannel video game retailer, announced today that it is now taking pre-orders at GameStop.com for Nintendo's revolutionary new handheld gaming system, 3DS. Both the Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue colors are currently available to pre-order in stores and online at www.GameStop.com/3DS. “Nintendo 3DS will transform the handheld gaming market,” said Bob McKenzie, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “Last week, I had the chance to play Super Street Fighter IV 3D on the system, and seeing is definitely believing with this platform. It is an amazing 3D gaming experience that doesn't require special glasses to become immersed in the games. "We are also excited to announce this next-gen handheld technology will be available to demo at GameStop stores nationwide in late March. I'm eager to see customers' reactions,” stated McKenzie. Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, customers who trade in a DS Lite, DSi or DSi XL towards the purchase of a Nintendo 3DS will receive in-store credit up to $100. See store for details. Nintendo 3DS will be available March 27, 2011 for $249.99 online and at all North American GameStop locations. For more information on the Nintendo 3DS, visit www.GameStop.com/3DS. About GameStop Corp. GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,606 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide, www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser based game site with more than 10 million monthly unique visitors, and Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multiplatform video game publication. The company also sells video games and related merchandise at www.GameStop.com. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Beth SharumGameStop, Inc.817-722-7281bethsharum@gamestop.com