Nintendo Switch and flying make a good mix. Gamers can play in handheld mode while high in the sky. Other times, people get lucky and receive a brand new console for free. Airport pop-up kiosks, though, are less of a guaranteed hit. Nintendo of America is trying its luck with these demo units in the coming weeks.

Kiosks at an airport = pandemonium

Beginning February 13, 2020, and lasting until March 29, 2020, NoA will have Switch demo units at the following locations:




Dulles International Airport

Washington, D.C.

Concourse B near west entrance/exit, next to Gate B62

Feb. 17 –

March 29

Seattle – Tacoma International Airport

Seattle, WA

Concourse C, next to Gate C10

Feb. 17 –

March 29

O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL

Terminal 1, Concourse B, between Gates B12 and B14

Feb. 17 –

March 29

Dallas Love Field Airport

Dallas, TX

West Terminal, near Gates 14 and 16

Feb. 13 –

March 26

Please note these kiosks will only run for the dates listed.

After conquering the mighty boss known as the TSA, passengers can look for these pop-ups. Titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildMario Kart 8 DeluxeSuper Mario OdysseySuper Mario Party, and Tetris 99 will be on offer. Also, attendees can order either a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite and get a free carrying case for their commitment. A luggage handle wrap and $10 Target coupon will be gifted, as well.

While it’s admirable Nintendo is trying to provide entertainment in such a stressful environment, I don’t think this is a good idea. Can you imagine getting into a tense session of Super Mario Party with your loved ones, losing track of time, and missing your plane? A vacation ruined and a family fractured beyond repair. Is all that worth a few minutes of fun, Nintendo?!

Enthusiasts, do you live near any of the above airports? Will you be trying out the Switch pop-up kiosks before boarding a flight? Let us know your inclinations below.


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.


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