A photo has surfaced online of 3,000 Japanese players lined up at the Bic Camera store in Chiba City, hoping to get PlayStation 5.
Bic Camera — one of the largest retail chains in Japan for the sale of technology, electronics and games. On the occasion of the opening of a store in Chiba, she announced a lottery with the right to purchase the PlayStation 5. In total, the store had 200 consoles at its disposal. at the old priceand three thousand players decided to try their luck.
In Japan, scarce goods are regularly sold on a lottery basis. Recently, many retail outlets have been organizing giveaways online, but after a series of Chinese bot raids on their website, Bic Camera decided to move part of PlayStation 5 sales offline.
According to Japanese media, despite various measures to combat dealers and bots, a significant part of the PlayStation 5 consoles intended for Japan goes to China and other countries of the world. Users regularly complain about the inability to buy a set-top box. Against this background, games for her rarely get into the gaming charts.
On November 6th, Bic Camera in Chiba will also raffle off the right to purchase 200 Xbox Series X consoles.
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