Many Nintendo fans have experienced the joy of playing a home-console title at 30,000 feet thanks to the Switch’s handheld capabilities. But for United States travelers who, for whatever reason, can’t bring their Switch to the airport, Nintendo is launching four Nintendo Switch™ On The Go pop-up lounges. While passengers can’t bring the hardware onto their flights, the lounges will have Switch and Switch Lite demo areas utilizing both the handheld and TV functions of the consoles. 

The On The Go lounges will appear past security at these four airports over the next two months:

  • Washington, D.C.: Dulles International Airport 
    • Concourse B near west entrance/exit, next to Gate B62
    • Feb. 17 – March 29 
  • Seattle, WA: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport 
    • Concourse C, next to Gate C10
    • Feb. 17 – March 29 
  • Chicago, IL: O’Hare International Airport 
    • Terminal 1, Concourse B, between Gates B12 and B14
    • Feb. 17 – March 29 
  • Dallas, TX: Dallas Love Field Airport 
    • West Terminal, near Gates 14 and 16
    • Feb. 13 – March 26

Popular games including Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, Tetris 99, and more will be available at the pop-ups. So, those who already have Switch consoles may get a chance to play some games they don’t have. The lounges also feature comfortable seating and charging ports.

All visitors will be given a free Switch branded luggage handle wrap and $10 Target coupon to use on a Nintendo purchase of $75 or more (while supplies last). Switch and Switch Lite systems can also be ordered at the lounge and shoppers will receive a free carrying case with their order, also while supplies last. These orders will ship within two business days of any purchase.

Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, explained:

“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… 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.”

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Source: BusinessWire

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