this reminds me of gta V launch week, it was impossible to find in Brazil because it was sold out in all stores, and of course the proportion is quite different from the article but it just came to my mind.. i dunno why :P
In what seems to be a complete joke, Japanese Internet commentators are reporting that they are having difficulty in finding Nintendo Switch games both offline and online.
On Amazon Japan, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, ARMS, 1-2 Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and countless other games have completely sold out. They are currently on back-order, estimated to arrive in the next 1 to 4 weeks.
A quick look at Yodobashi Camera shows The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 have completely sold out across all 23 locations, but replenishments are expected to arrive soon. Pokken Tournament DX is expected to run out soon as it’s still available at 7 locations.
The Switch software shortage just came after what seemed to be one of the biggest Switch hardware restocks in Japan.