During its most recent financial briefings Nintendo outlined plans to offer members of the public a chance to try out the Nintendo Switch ahead of its launch. It's not a new idea from the big N, as it previously ran system-specific events prior to the launch of the 3DS in 2011.
As chatty journalists and attendees confirmed in recent weeks there are multiple press events due to follow the upcoming 'Switch Presentation' in early January, but it seems that public events may be on the way. Don't get too excited yet, though, as so far the potential invites seem very limited.
Some My Nintendo members in the US have started to receive the following email, telling them to keep an eye on their email for an upcoming hands-on opportunity with the Switch.
So far we're only aware of colleagues and acquaintances in the New York area getting invites; as you can see, it's also a first-come-first-served scramble once places are up for grabs.
If you're in the US and have one of these emails let us know where you're based down in the comments.
There are claims that ticket options have already gone live for New York, with additional information apparently provided. You can see a relevant tweet below: