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.