In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mario welcomes guests to the “Nintendo Switch On the Go” pop-up in the JetBlue terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, which enhances the family-friendly space with an area for travelers to play some of the latest titles for the Nintendo Switch.
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Nintendo Switch On the Go popup lands at JFK

Travelers heading to JFK airport’s JetBlue terminal might want to pop-in to Nintendo’s new “Switch On the Go” popup.

Mario flies the friendly skies

Not that flying is anything new for Nintendo’s numero uno mascot Super Mario, but you get our drift as the Mushroom Kingdom’s hero has arrived in New York’s JFK airport. The plumber from Brooklyn ushered in the arrival of Nintendo’s newest popup activation at JetBlue Terminal 5, which should serve up some fun for travelers.

In this photo, Nintendo of America hosts an activation at JetBlue’s Terminal 5 in John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City through April 20. Traveling families are invited to visit some of Mushroom Kingdom’s favorite characters via gameplay at the “Nintendo Switch On the Go” pop-up. (Photo: Nintendo of America)

Now, notice that we didn’t say anything about ‘buying games’ or even Switch consoles in the paragraph above. We initially thought that this was going to be a shop, but it actually seems to decidedly not be that in… pretty much any way.

Instead, Nintendo highlights the “Nintendo Switch On the Go” activation as offering opportunities for visitors to just kinda chill out. Fans can play some new Switch titles, charge their devices, and otherwise hang out at the booth.

Oh, and that mascot-Mario that you see above isn’t just for the promo pics either. While there’s no word on a schedule, it does appear as though fans will be able to both meet and snap a souvenir picture with him, and against a suitable backdrop as well.

If you’re going to be heading to the bustling travel hub, and are hitting JetBlue Terminal 5, you’ll be able to check out the above from now through April 20th, 2024.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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