> As we have already reported, the current health emergency due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has caused several delays in the shipment of Nintendo Switch to Japan despite the console’s request is very high at this historic moment , thanks to the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the obligation to stay at home imposed to prevent the further spread of the infection.
This has led to situations truly paradoxical, such as that of the Japanese retailer Yamada Denki , who was forced to organize a lottery with 130 consoles and 900 units of Ring Fit Adventures up for grabs. The winners would have had the opportunity to buy ( ATTENTION! Buy and not get free ) the machine and a copy of the game, but the requests were so high (over 200,000, to be precise), that the servers that hosted the site have blocked .
The news was reported by Daniel Ahmad, Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, who published the following Twitter message:
How high is the demand for Nintendo Switch in Japan right now?
Japanese retailer Yamada Denki opened a lottery for 130 Switch consoles and 900 Ring Fit Adventure units.
More than 200,000 entered the lottery and caused the server to crash, prompting them to stop entry early. pic.twitter.com/pWOU0QC0rK
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 9, 2020
Source: Nintendo Life