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GameStop Celebrates the Launch of Pokémon Platinum
Early Morning Launch Events Planned NationwideGRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 20, 2009– GameStop (NYSE:GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host early opening video game launch events at more than 3,000 of its U.S. locations on Sunday, March 22, 2009. These events kick off the much-anticipated release of Nintendo’s Pokémon Platinum for the Nintendo DS.
Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the game, GameStop is the place to be for this exciting release. Many locations will open as early as 9:00 a.m.; however, customers are encouraged to contact their local store to confirm the exact time of opening. Events surrounding the release include character dress-up contests, face painting, art contests and Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl DS one-day tournaments.
For a complete list of early opening stores, visit www.gamestop.com/pokemon.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,207 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com.