Nintendo’s Japanese Store Will Be Accepting Custom Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders

Starting soon, custom Switch units are going to be sold on Japan's My Nintendo Store.

on August 13, 2017 1:12 PM

Nintendo has announced that its online store will be taking pre-orders for custom Nintendo Switch consoles from August 22nd, 2017.

The “custom” part means that those who purchase a Switch through this service will be able to select among five different colors for each Joy-Con and seven for the strap attachment. Those colors are grey, neon red, neon blue, neon yellow and neon green, with black and neon pink reserved for the strap.

Until now, Switch units have been sold according to availability in Japan, or by lottery when Japanese retailers got their hands on some stick.

Thanks to this new service, Japanese gamers will be able to safely purchase the console, even if they’ll have to wait a month for delivery. For many, though, that will probably beat standing in line and hoping your number comes up.

Considering that there have been massive lines at the stores whenever a sale event has been announced, it’s quite likely that this service will provide at least some relief to the the strained supply lines affecting the distribution of Nintendo’s new brainchild.

Consoles pre-ordered on August 22nd will be shipped on October 1st.

In other news, recently a lawsuit was filed against Nintendo over alleged patent violations with the Switch controllers by mobile gaming accessory maker Gamevice.

Josh Brant is a staff writer at Dualshockers. When he isn't gaming or writing on anything PlayStation or the Nintendo Switch, he is spending time with his wonderful family in the glorious Queen City: Cincinnati. After Final Fantasy VII opened his eyes to the power of video games, he has never ceased to take on a challenge -- especially anything in the Souls/Borne universe.