It's November And The Nintendo Switch Is Still Selling Out In Japan

When will the Nintendo Switch sellouts end in Japan? Who knows. It's November, and the console is still hard to get in many places.

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Last week, the Nintendo Switch topped the Japanese sales charts, moving 84,593 units (in comparison, the PS4 was the second-best seller at 23,613 units). 

This was yesterday at the Yodobashi Camera in Osaka's Umeda, but people are reporting that this store sold out within hours. Yesterday, Nintendo shipped out the console to multiple retailers and cities across Japan.

So yes, shops are getting the Switch in stock, but it's flying off the shelves and, as you can see below, displays are covered in notices that read 完売 (kanbai or "sold out") or 売り切れ (urikire or "sold out").

These photos are from the past few weeks.


    Sony and Nintendo console always sell out like this in japan. Japanese people have a lot of national pride and will gladly purchase japanese made products over Western ones..

    Last edited 18/11/17 11:11 pm

    I wonder why they aren't shifting production to more local units, there are plenty of Switch consoles available here, same for the mini SNES.

      They have increased production since a couple months ago I think.

      The main reason it keeps selling out over there is that it's much cheaper. Including their 8% sales tax it's 32,378 yen there which equates to roughly $380 AUD. A full $90 cheaper than our local RRP. I'm sure the Switch would be a lot harder to find in Aussie retail if the price was 20% lower.

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