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Does Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix carry new video games on their launch dates?

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Jun 26, 2019
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Does Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix carry new video games on their launch dates?

This Friday, June 28, 2019, Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch is being released at all official Nintendo resellers (Best Buy, Amazon.ca, EBGames and Walmart). While Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix sell Switch console and games, they are not an official Nintendo reseller. Furthermore, this friday I have a 20x Optimum Points deal if I buy $60 or more, so it would be a perfect start off the summer buy getting SMM2 at Shoppers on launch day with a 20x Optimum points deal.

Can anyone confirm or deny that Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix sells new video games on their launch dates?
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Oct 9, 2011
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Chunk1978 wrote: This Friday, June 28, 2019, Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch is being released at all official Nintendo resellers (Best Buy, Amazon.ca, EBGames and Walmart). While Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix sell Switch console and games, they are not an official Nintendo reseller. Furthermore, this friday I have a 20x Optimum Points deal if I buy $60 or more, so it would be a perfect start off the summer buy getting SMM2 at Shoppers on launch day with a 20x Optimum points deal.

Can anyone confirm or deny that Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix sells new video games on their launch dates?
I believe Switch console was available at launch day (but was sold out very quickly). I remember seeing Super Smash Bros. the day after launch, on a Saturday, so it's possible some big stores will have it on Friday.
[OP]
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Jun 26, 2019
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Well, I check 2 big Shopper's Drug Mart stores in my area and neither of them had the game. Oh well.
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Aug 30, 2016
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I bought a copy of it from Shoppers on Saturday. I'm in Vancouver
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Nov 28, 2013
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Bought mine in saint-eustache quebec on Friday the release date with the 20x points :)

The other 2 Pharmaprix didn’t had the game yet
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Jun 26, 2019
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Got my copy at the Pharmaprix on rue Ontario and rue Papnieau in Montreal yesterday with 20 x Optimum Points (which offset the cost of the game by about $25!). The cashier, who was younger, said that at least their store doesn't get games on the launch date, usually 4 or 5 days after.

Also, I didn't see the game on display behind the counter with the other Switch games, so I assumed they didn't have it, but he had a bunch of copies of the game in a drawer, so it never hurts to ask.
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Jan 18, 2018
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Anyone know if any stores in Mississauga Ontario (or nearby) carry Mario maker 2?
I visited 2, and called 3 others, and none of them had it in stock.
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Nov 1, 2009
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a2younis wrote: Anyone know if any stores in Mississauga Ontario (or nearby) carry Mario maker 2?
I visited 2, and called 3 others, and none of them had it in stock.
Last week at Eglinton & Hurontario had multiple copies of games.
Best to call ahead before heading out.

I'm trying to track down Mario Tennis atm. (any lead tia)
To take advantage of the 20x points promo.
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Jan 18, 2018
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Thanks

That's one of the ones I went to, they said they didn't have it, and they claimed they hadn't gotten Mario maker 2 at all yet.

Anyway, got it from toys r us with $15 coupon.
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Feb 19, 2017
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They get 0-2 in most stores but most of the time its in the back. Not all stores will get them of course but if the store sell consoles and other games, they generally will get 1-2.
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Nov 1, 2009
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Hopefully this helps anyone who's looking for the game, SDM @ Cawthra & Burnhamthrope got 4x copies.
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Jan 18, 2018
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Nice.
I have 20x today.

So now do I get a copy from shoppers and return it to toys r us? I think I'd save ~$10 more :).
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Nov 1, 2009
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a2younis wrote: Nice.
I have 20x today.

So now do I get a copy from shoppers and return it to toys r us? I think I'd save ~$10 more :).
Whatever works, hope you kept your toys r us receipt.

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