Test Drive The ASUS Transformer Prime This Weekend At Your Local Gamestop


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 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 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

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 The network also includes:, 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

General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ and find GameStop on Facebook @

Source: GameStop Corp.

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Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. There is a link on the site that will show nearby gamestops that are supposed to have demo devices. I have not actually confirmed any of the locations it gave me though since the locations nearest me don’t show as having it.

    1. I looked but couldn’t find anything. Link?

      1. Sorry meant to post this but got sidetracked.

  2. I have 5 gamespots store in my neighberhood in queens one of them should have it.

    I dont use GS any more since all pc games are cheaper via digital download but ill go there to check the asus tablet.

  3. I went to a gamestop today and I saw one. =O
    They didn’t let me touch it, though. -.-

  4. Went to gamestop and played with it.  Tried to play dumb to see if the kid working there would sell me one cause he said they had “one in stock” but when he tried the manager stopped it from happening damn it!

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