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ArtHands
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(09-16-2017, 07:13 AM)
http://blog.esuteru.com/archives/20018928.html
https://twitter.com/kaztsu
https://nintendosoup.com/800-people-...-orders-japan/

200 people at 6am at Yodobashi Akiba. Increased to 800+ people at around 9am
Also hundreds of people lining up at other locations such as Yodobashi Ueno

Some photos

Isaccard
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(09-16-2017, 07:16 AM)
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Good Luck friends
SinCityAssassin
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(09-16-2017, 07:17 AM)
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Sir Doom
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(09-16-2017, 07:19 AM)
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No lines at my area also #12
Keyouta
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(09-16-2017, 07:20 AM)
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Hope Nintendo doesn't stop the production of this since they've confirmed they're going to support it with shipments at least into 2018.
unrealist
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(09-16-2017, 07:22 AM)
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Is it me or Japan loves Nintendo?
chrono01
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(09-16-2017, 07:23 AM)
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Incredible.

I always love pictures of lines from Japan, it never ceases to impress me. It looks like Nintendo has another successful product on their hands. Here's hoping they can supply adequate quantities to satisfy the fans.
HardRojo
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(09-16-2017, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by chrono01

Incredible.

I always love pictures of lines from Japan, it never ceases to impress me. It looks like Nintendo has another successful product on their hands. Here's hoping they can supply adequate quantities to satisfy the fans.

I mean, we always knew it was going to be successful, it's just a matter of how much supply Nintendo is able to manufacture.
chrono01
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(09-16-2017, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by HardRojo

I mean, we always knew it was going to be successful, it's just a matter of how much supply Nintendo is able to manufacture.

Oh, I know. Just stating the obvious, I guess. :)
Nanashrew
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(09-16-2017, 07:27 AM)

Originally Posted by unrealist

Is it me or Japan loves Nintendo?

Ain't just you. Japan is very, very big on Nintendo.
DXB-KNIGHT
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(09-16-2017, 07:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by unrealist

Is it me or Japan loves Nintendo?

Japan is Nintendo.
Luigiv
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(09-16-2017, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by unrealist

Is it me or Japan loves Nintendo?

Aeana
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(09-16-2017, 07:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by unrealist

Is it me or Japan loves Nintendo?

Considering the turnout for this thing in every other country, I'm not sure that's really a factor here.
X2X0
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(09-16-2017, 07:57 AM)
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Snagged one from Amazon jp two hours ago while I was drinking my tea and I don't even want it that much, just thought yeah what hell let's get it.
Seeing this now I feel guilty.
AdanVC
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(09-16-2017, 08:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Luigiv

Iwata ;__; We miss u <3
WhiteRabbitEXE
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(09-16-2017, 08:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by unrealist

Is it me or Japan loves Nintendo?

Outside of DS/3DS, doesn't America actually love them far more?
Sorcerer Supreme
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(09-16-2017, 08:25 AM)
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what's with the heavy coats? is it that cold in japan already?
SalvaPot
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(09-16-2017, 08:41 AM)
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Gotta love pictures of lines.
ajim
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(09-16-2017, 08:42 AM)
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Unreal.

Being in Melbourne I rarely see massive lines for video games and it's always quite the phenomenon.
Sir Doom
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(09-16-2017, 10:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sorcerer Supreme

what's with the heavy coats? is it that cold in japan already?

It's rainy here
ScaryShark
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(09-16-2017, 10:27 AM)
This is just to get the chance to pre-order one, right?
CaviarMeths
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(09-16-2017, 10:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Luigiv

I will never not laugh at this picture.
Noll
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(09-16-2017, 10:36 AM)

Originally Posted by Luigiv

Starcraftland!

I heard a joke sometimes ago: "if you want to marry a Korean woman you have to beat her father at Starcraft"
30yearsofhurt
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(09-16-2017, 10:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by unrealist

Is it me or Japan loves Nintendo?

Queueing is more popular than Nintendo in Japan. I swear it's their national sport. There's going to be a gold medal for it at Tokyo 2020.
I've seen queues 50 people long for Krispy Kreme at 8:30 in the morning. Krispy Kreme. Think about that. 1/2 an hour before they opened there was a queue for trash tier donuts.
Star Falcon
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(09-16-2017, 10:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by unrealist

Is it me or Japan loves Nintendo?

Mario was the mascot of the Olympics 2020 video... i think they love Nintendo a lot!
sphinx
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(09-16-2017, 10:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by 30yearsofhurt

I've seen queues 50 people long for Krispy Kreme at 8:30 in the morning. Krispy Kreme. Think about that. 1/2 an hour before they opened there was a queue for trash tier donuts.

was it a new sort of donut or .. why would people line up for donuts?

donuts can be backed right there in the store if there's more demand,

I don't understand
Porcile
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(09-16-2017, 11:03 AM)
Stood in line for a few hours today to get my pre-order. It was worth it.
Yohane
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(09-16-2017, 11:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Luigiv

chrono01
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(09-16-2017, 11:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yohane

The mushroom in the above picture sync's up with the castle in the lower picture too.

Mind blown.
Argyle
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(09-16-2017, 11:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by chrono01

The mushroom in the above picture sync's up with the castle in the lower picture too.

Mind blown.

Isn't that basically Kyoto?
Amalthea
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(09-16-2017, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by chrono01

The mushroom in the above picture sync's up with the castle in the lower picture too.

Mind blown.

I think that's supposed to be Kyoto, where Nintendo is located.

edit: beaten
Sadist
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(09-16-2017, 11:31 AM)
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Good luck my Japanese friends; you'll need it.
Koren
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(09-16-2017, 11:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keyouta

Hope Nintendo doesn't stop the production of this since they've confirmed they're going to support it with shipments at least into 2018.

They did the same with NES Classic, that didn't help that much.
chrono01
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(09-16-2017, 11:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Argyle

Isn't that basically Kyoto?

Originally Posted by Amalthea

I think that's supposed to be Kyoto, where Nintendo is located.

edit: beaten

See, this is why I fail at geography.

That explains it!
sixteen-bit
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(09-16-2017, 11:37 AM)
The thirst is real. Globally.
flatearthpandas
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(09-16-2017, 11:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by sphinx

was it a new sort of donut or .. why would people line up for donuts?

donuts can be backed right there in the store if there's more demand,

I don't understand

I see lines for doughnuts basically all the time, so probably not.
ShinUltramanJ
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(09-16-2017, 12:11 PM)
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Long lines in Japan? Unheard of!
SinCityAssassin
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(09-16-2017, 12:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShinUltramanJ

Long lines in Japan? Unheard of!

There's lines. And then there's lines.

dofry
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(09-16-2017, 12:45 PM)
nothing
Shiggy
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(09-16-2017, 12:54 PM)
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I'm glad we had online preorders in Europe...
sixteen-bit
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(09-16-2017, 01:01 PM)

Originally Posted by Shiggy

I'm glad we had online preorders in Europe...

Amazon.jp had preorders...
luulubuu
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(09-16-2017, 01:06 PM)
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Meanwhile I have my preorder safe and sound waiting
ponpo
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(09-16-2017, 01:14 PM)
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These photo are 100% not from today. No one dressed like this today lol it's got to be from something that launched in the winter.

Porcile
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(09-16-2017, 01:22 PM)
Yeah, those are Nintendo Switch lines in January. You can see the logo on a sign in the second picture.
Gamecocks625
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(09-16-2017, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yohane

Questions I had about this at 10 are answered nearly 25 years later. Never knew why it looked that way. Mind blown

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