Nintendo Switch lounges
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Nintendo is bringing Switch lounges to select U.S. airports from now until March.

Major airports across the United States will feature these pop-up Switch lounges. They will provide hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite. Each lounge features comfortable seating and charging ports – both things at a premium in busy airports.

Games that will be playable at the experience include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, and Tetris 99. Nintendo says others will be available, so we assume that means a few indie games on display.

Travelers who decide to buy a Nintendo Switch on the spot receive a free carrying case with their order. Visitors who stop by will receive a free $10 coupon from Target for use on any Nintendo purchase $75 or more.

“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.”

Nick Chavez, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nintendo of America

Nintendo Switch Lounges – Airports

Dulles International Airport
Washington, D.C.
Concourse B near west entrance/exit, next to Gate B62February 17 – March 29
Tacoma International Airport
Seattle, WA
Concourse C, next to Gate C 10February 17 – March 29
O’Hare International Airport
Chicago, IL
Terminal 1, Concourse B, between Gates B12 and B14February 17 – March 29
Dallas Love Field Airport
Dallas, TX
West Terminal, near Gates 14 and 16February 13 – March 26

Nintendo says orders made at any of the pop-up Switch lounges will ship within two days. The free carrying case is only available while supplies last. These pop-up lounges have been very popular with customers in the past. During the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS era, these were commonly used in shopping malls to promote upcoming games.

Looking for some great free games on Switch to try in the meantime? Don’t miss our list of the best free games on Switch. You’ve got nothing to lose when trying them out – they’re all free to download!