Japan Embraces the Switch
When the Nintendo Switch was made available for pre-order in the U.S., it wasn’t uncommon to be able to find pre-orders still available two days after being on sale. Regardless, and as expected, the Switch eventually sold out and now people are waiting for another chance to secure the newest Nintendo console.
It was always known that the same would happen in Japan, but today’s news come with a bit of surprise. Thisgengaming.com is reporting that the Nintendo Switch was made available for pre-order in Japan at 9am, and it was sold out in a manner of minutes. Amazon pre-orders were gone in 5 minutes, and store’s sold out in just 15 minutes, with some people even waiting outside for almost 24 hours to secure the console.
If there was any doubt about how the Switch is perceived in Japan, this is a definitive answer. At the least, it can be the 3DS’ an Vita’s successor. At most? Perhaps the gaming landscape in the homeland could change with Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Thisgengaming.com also states that currently there is no information on when additional stock will be made available in both Europe and America for sale.