The Nintendo Switch has been out and selling for a few months now but even in its native Japan, people are still clamouring to buy one with thousands of people queueing for only a few hundred available in stores. Don’t believe me? Check out these pics from Tokyo and Osaka where not hundreds but thousands braved the Japanese Summer (read: hot and humid) for 250 units on sale at Akihabara’s Yodobashi Akiba department store.
And the thing is, these queues aren’t even for the Switch itself but like a lot of things in Japan, it’s for a lottery ticket to then have a chance at actually buying one!
— 島崎アキラ@黒猫 (@dango_3k) July 16, 2017
— スプラトゥーン攻略 – ナワバリ速報 (@nawabarisokuhou) July 17, 2017
— バンカズクルール (@pazudorazera492) July 16, 2017
— たけ丸@真・秋葉原おすすめランチ (@akibalunch) July 16, 2017
And if Tokyo wasn’t bad enough then check out the similarly massive queues in Osaka where once again there were thousands for only 200 consoles!
Hopefully no one passes out while bearing the very hot Japan sun!