Switch Software Sales Rise In Japan; Causing Game Shortages
When it comes to Nintendo Switch Japan just can’t catch a break. After being in short supply for 10 months and enduring long lines and lottery systems just to purchase the system, now it appears that many Japanese retailers have run out of games! Nintendo has had a huge month of sales in December and apparently some stores are completely sold out of popular games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and other first party games.
GEO, a popular Japanese retailer with over 1200 stores has sold out of some games like Xenoblade Chronicles 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and 1-2 Switch. You know the thirst is real when you sell out of 1-2 Switch! Some stores are saying they won’t see restocks of these games for 1 to 4 weeks. Luckily the eShop is there for digital purchases, but for those wanting their physical games it appears they will have to wait a bit.
[Source: Nintendo Soup]
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