Japan flocks to pre-order Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire pre-orders recently opened across Japan, such occasion having been met with feverish anticipation by fans across the country.

As you’ll see from the photos below, they flocked to the country’s handful of Pokémon Centers across Tokyo, Fukuoka, Yokohama, Sapporo and Nagoya, taking snaps of the enormous queues as a record of their dedication.

However, those waiting outside had their patience rewarded when Game Freak director Junichi Masuda made an appearance to thank everyone for their support. He even posed for a photo, with credit due to whichever parent dressed their baby as a Pikachu. We love it.

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will release in Japan, Australia and North America on November 21st, and Europe on November 28th.

Pokémon Center Tokyo



Pokémon Center Tokyo Bay

Pokémon Center Fukuoka

Pokémon Center Yokohama

Pokémon Center Sapporo

Pokémon Center Nagoya


[Thanks Siliconera]

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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