Gamestop customers having trouble finding the DS Lite this holiday season can reserve the portable and guarantee they will receive it sometime between December 28th and January 15th.
Last year, Gamestop introduced a reservation program that allowed customers on Friday, December 21st to pay upfront for a Wii console and then pick up the system when it arrived sometime in January. This year, with a shortage of DS systems, Gamestop has instituted a similar program that allows shoppers to put a reservation down on the Cobalt/Black, Crimson/Black, and Metallic Rose DS Lite systems.
In order to place the reservation, buyers must put down the full $129.99 price tag for the DS. Customers who make DS reservations will immediately receive a special gift card tin. The reserved systems are expected to arrive sometime between December 28th, 2008 and January 15th, 2009.
DS reservations can be made at any Gamestop store in the United States of America.
GameStop Announces Holiday Nintendo DS Reservation Program
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced a reservation program to assist customers wishing to give the highly sought-after Nintendo DS this holiday season. This program, created by GameStop, specifically focuses on the metallic rose, cobalt/black and crimson/black Nintendo DS systems. Reservations must be made in-person at any GameStop location in the U.S., including those in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
The reservation process requires payment in full at $129.99 plus tax, with projected delivery between Dec. 28, 2008 and Jan. 15, 2009. Customers will receive a co-branded GameStop and Nintendo DS gift card tin to ensure that special someone has a great gift to open this holiday season.
When the reserved Nintendo DS system arrives, the gift-giver will receive a telephone call indicating that their system is available for pick-up. Nintendo DS systems must be picked up at the store location where the reservation was placed.