If you were feeling a little bit on the fence about the ASUS Transformer Prime, it looks like you may have a chance at getting a little more acquainted with the device before its launch on December 19th. Gamestop announced that they will be providing in-store demo’s of the tablet in select retail locations, allowing would-be customers to put the tablet through its paces and, if it lives up to the hype, pre-order it. No word on exactly which Gamestop stores will be offering demos of the Transformer Prime but now would be the time to call your local Gamestop’s and find out.
Gamestop’s full press release can be found below:
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.
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.