Traveling can be an exciting experience, but it can also be extremely boring, especially when you find yourself stuck in a terminal for a lay-over for a flight delay. Nintendo is addressing that boredom with Nintendo Switch On the Go pop up airport lounges in airports across the US. The pop ups will give travelers the chance to play some of their favorite Nintendo games while they wait for their flights. Those games include “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” “Super Mario Odyssey,” “Super Mario Party,” and “Tetris 99.” Travelers going through Washington, DC; Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; and Dallas, Texas, will have the helpful diversion waiting for them. Visitors can play the games in either handheld mode or TV mode.
“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,” stated Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nick Chavez. “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.” It appears that millions have already caught on to the idea. Gamespot has reported that the Nintendo Switch has sold over 41 million units with over 7 million shipped in just the last quarter worldwide. According to some predictions, the Switch is poised to match the sales of Playstation 2 and 4 when they launched.
The project isn’t just a PR stunt. Users who visit the kiosks will have a chance to order their own Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems, which will come with a free carrying case. Those that just stop by the kiosks will receive a free Nintendo Switch branded luggage handle wrap as well as a $10 coupon from Target for ay Nintendo purchase of $75 or more. The kiosks will all be up and running by March 29, but you can always pick up your own Switch as a travel companion at any time.