Japanese Retailer Raffles Right to Buy Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Bundle Due to High Demand

Japanese retailer Joshin expects so much demand for the Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Bundle, that it's raffling the right to purchase it.

If you’re planning to buy the Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch bundle in Japan, the odds are not in your favor. Not only the console itself is hard to find at acceptable prices, but the expected popularity of the game is probably going to spark additional demand. A lot of it.

Local retailer chain Joshin found a way to at least make things a bit less chaotic: a raffle. It’s worth stressing the fact that they’re not raffling the bundle itself, but just the right to purchase it.

Customers interested in buying it have to submit an application on the retailer’s site before Friday, October 20th, and if the luck of the draw favors them, they’ll be able to comfortably buy the bundle for its standard 41,018 yen price (tax included) when it launches on October 27th.

If this process seems convoluted to you, just think about standing in line for a couple of hours, only to get to the cashier and find out that the console you want is sold out.

If you want to check the game out, you watch some recent gameplay, more from the day beforea recent overview trailer, a gallery of screenshots, and the bundle itself.

Of course, you should also take a look at our hands-on preview of the game.

Super Mario Odyssey will hit the shelves worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 27th, 2017.


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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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