GameStop’s Switch Listing Pulls Pokémon Reference

A retailer listing for the Nintendo Switch caught the interest of Pokémon players with a mention of playing the series on the platform, only for the mention to now be removed. Earlier this week, GameStop’s Switch online hub had a passage with a specific reference to playing Pokémon “at home”. The entire passage ran thus:

The new Nintendo Switch (a.k.a. Nintendo NX) has finally been revealed, and it’s an exciting combination of home and handheld consoles. That’s right, it’s the first truly hybrid console that you can play anywhere. Play at home, play on the go, play with friends or play alone with the all-in-one Nintendo Switch console.

Nintendo Switch games will include new title offerings from Mario, Splatoon, Zelda, the NBA and more! You will even be able to play Skyrim on the go, or Pokémon at home with the Nintendo Switch. The unit will also include a number of handy, interchangeable Nintendo Switch accessories.

Experience a new era of gaming greatness with the new Nintendo console. The new Nintendo Switch is available March 2017.

As of today, however, this entire copy was removed, and not just the Pokémon mention.

GameStop’s copy would seem to make reference to a rumored port of Pokémon Sun and Moon to the Switch that originated last November, known by the code-name Pokémon Stars. If it’s true, this could infer that either GameStop may have jumped the gun too early on hinting to Pokémon’s inclusion on the Switch or were that the whole paragraph was wishful thinking. Nothing is certain until the upcoming January 12th event that details the Nintendo Switch’s launch this March.

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