Itching to play with an ASUS Transformer Prime before it’s released? Then you might want to check with your local GameStop to see if you can’t get some hands-on time with one this weekend. GameStop has announced that select stores will have a few ASUS Transformer Primes on-hand for demoing beginning this weekend. This early demo is a way for GameStop to garner excitement (as if this device needed it) for the first ever quad-core Android tablet which will begin shipping December 19th. The Prime is already available for pre-order through GameStop (I believe they have already sold out) and every Prime purchased through the famous game retailer will come with a selection of free games, including Shadowgun, the Kongregate Arcade app, and a digital issue of Game Informer magazine.
Whether you’ve already decided to purchase an ASUS Transformer Prime or are still on the fence, heading down to a GameStop near you for some hands-on time is the best way to find out whether or not you’ll like it. You may even get a chance to try out a few games coupled with GameStop’s wireless Bluetooth controller. There’s no information on which stores will have them available but if you find one, be sure to let us know. Check out the press release for full info. Cheers!
Source: Android and Me
[spoiler show=”Press Release”]GameStop Offers First Access to Experience the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Powered by the New Quad-Core NVIDIA(R) Tegra(R) 3 Processor
Pre-order the new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime at www.GameStop.com and in select U.S. GameStop stores
GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 2, 2011– The next generation of Android tablets make their debut this holiday season and GameStop (NYSE: GME) is providing the first opportunity to get hands-on with the new quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 processor. Select stores nationwide will have the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the first tablet to use the new Tegra 3 chip, available for demo beginning this weekend.
“With increased processing speed and display performance, the Tegra 3 chip allows for even more immersive tablet gaming,” stated GameStop president, Tony Bartel. “We are thrilled to be the first to show consumers what it can do.”
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is available for pre-order at www.GameStop.com/Tablets and in select U.S. GameStop stores. On Dec. 19, online orders will begin shipping and in-store pre-orders will be available for pickup.
All ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablets purchased at GameStop come with a hand-picked selection of free games, including Shadowgun from MADFINGER Games, the Kongregate Arcade app and a digital issue of Game Informer magazine. To take the tablet gaming experience to the next level and maximize on-screen viewing during game play, GameStop also offers a wireless Bluetooth® controller available for purchase in stores or online. And, as with all products sold by GameStop, these items can be purchased with trades of games, consoles and even an old iPod, iPhone or iPad.
For more information or to find a GameStop location that features tablets, visit www.GameStop.com/Tablets.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world’s largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop’s retail network and family of brands include 6,627 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform available at http://www.gamestop.com/PC.
General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.[/spoiler]