GameStop Is Expecting A Surge Of Customers After Nintendo’s E3 Direct

According to several different sources, GameStop is having more staff work on June 15 due to an expected surge of customers.

For those that don’t know, June 15 also happens to be the same day as Nintendo’s E3 direct in which it plans to showcase forty minutes of software announcements. This news comes from both industry insider Jeff Grubb and YouTuber Spawn Wave who have both recently posted to Twitter to share details of some kind of GameStop event and a surge of customers next week.

According to Grubb, one reason GameStop is planning to have more staff work next Tuesday is due to stores receiving more next-gen console supplies. However, he also confirms that GameStop is expecting a surge and asks people in the know to contact him if they know more. As for what could fuel this surge, there are only really two things that Nintendo could announce that would cause a mass of customers to descend on GameStops across the US.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 was announced back in 2019 and has been in development ever since. What with the title being arguably Nintendo’s most highly anticipated title of their already announced titles, the announcement of a release date would likely see customers flock to stores to pre-order the game.

And even though Nintendo has stated that its Direct will be focused on software only, you can’t help but feel like it could also have a Nintendo Switch Pro announcement to round off the showcase. There have been multiple rumors and reports about Nintendo’s next-gen Switch console and how an announcement could be lined up for sometime this summer. A new Nintendo console would also definitely drive customers to game stores for pre-orders.

Whatever GameStop is prepping for, fortunately, we don’t have to wait very long to find out. As previously mentioned, Nintendo’s E3 Direct is scheduled for June 15, so make sure to tune in at 9 AM PST (12PM EST) to keep up to date on all of Nintendo’s new announcements.

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