Where can you find a Nintendo Switch? If you’re in Japan, check out BicCamera. Registration opens April 21!

COVID-19’s rapid expansion has forced some factories to temporarily close, leaving the Nintendo Switch out of stock. Coupled with the popularity of “Animal Crossing New Horizons “, stock shortages are severe and prices are rising around the world.😥

Good consumer electronics stores in Japan have begun lottery sales in preparation for the resumption of sales at the end of April. If you’re in Japan, go to BicCamera’s website and apply!

When is the lottery sales period open?

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, April 23, 2020, 5:59 p.m.

The period has been extended until April 30, 2020 at 5:59 p.m!

*This is Japan time.
*The winner will receive an email notification on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 13:00.

What are the eligible products?

SCREENSHOT / Bigcamera

1. Nintendo Switch
2. Nintendo Switch Lite
3. Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing pack
4. Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure

What do I need to do to apply for a raffle sale?

You will need to log in to Bic to enter the drawing. Membership registration is only for residents of Japan and requires Japanese input.
Register here.


*One type of Nintendo Switch can be purchased per household. You can choose the color.
*Ring Fit Adventure applications are limited to one unit per household.

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Do other stores have lottery sales in japan?

Yes, there is. But it may be more difficult for foreigners than Bic Camera…

上新電機 Joshin

There is an in app exclusive lottery. Applications will be accepted from April 15 to 18 at 11:59 p.m. If you win, you’ll be able to purchase it in stores in late April. *lang is japanese only

App Store

Google play

ゲオオンライン Geo online

There is an in-app exclusive lottery. Applications will be accepted from April 16, 11 a.m. to April 20, 5:59 p.m. *lang is japanese only



古本市場 Furuichi

There will be a lottery on the website. Applications will be accepted from 3:30 p.m. on April 16 to 11:30 p.m. on April 19. *lang is japanese only

Do you want it now?

Now the price has gone up, but there are some stores where you can buy them somehow. Rakuten Global Market supports international shipping. Check it out if you want it right away.

There were even people making their own Nintendo Switch due to so much shortage, but I hope things get back to normal soon. I’ll let you know when I find out what we can buy from Japan.👍