Nintendo Switch to open pop-up lounges in four US airports
Posted on 14/02/2020
TransportUnited States of America
Spending time at the airport waiting for flights and connections can be a dull and frankly very uncomfortable thing to go through. But do not worry, Nintendo is here to change that! The Japanese company will be opening four pop-up lounges for people to relax and play on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite in US airports for a few weeks.
Nintendo games at the airport
Passengers will be able to play some very popular game demos, ranging from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, and Tetris 99 in Washington, Chicago, Seattle and Dallas. The pop-up lounges will all consist of seating areas and access to charging ports, so that people can set themselves up comfortably. Travelers will also be able to buy the Switch, Switch Lite, and a selection of games and merchandise - but unfortunately you won't get it on that day and it will have to be shipped over to you. You will also get a free carrying case with your order, as well as a $10 coupon to use at Target on Nintendo purchases (if you spend $75 or more on Nintendo products). "With a vast library of exciting entertainment to launch into, we hope travelers discover that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite make great companions for their trips," senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo America, Nick Chavez, declared. "Spending time with Nintendo games at our On The Go lounges will give people the opportunity to begin or end their journeys with a smile." These airport lounges seem to be part of a broader brand awareness strategy that includes Nintendo opening physical locations, such as a store in Tokyo, and setting up a partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts.
The lounges will be available between February 17 and March 29 in Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., in O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and in Tacoma in Seattle, as well as from February 13 until March 26 in Dallas Love Field Airport.