From 23 August 2019-22 August 2020, Japanese store TSUTAYA (along with Asahiya bookstores) will have a Kirby design on its in-store T-Card. The issue fee is ¥540 (including tax) with a case (pictured below) priced at ¥1,512 available from 25 November. Future products are also planned.
From the opening three day sales in Japan, Pocket Monsters: Let’s Go! Pikachu／Eevee will be the best-selling game with Pikachu out-selling Eevee at all three early trackers. The ratio at GEO (with 1,853 outlets across Japan although only data collated from around 1,200 stores) is 55：45 with sales described as “strong” for the opening week. The game received 518 points in total at COMG! (14 stores across Japan) and occupies four of the top five positions (inclusive of the Monster Ball Sets). Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL is currently 565 points for preorders alone so looks to be the bigger of the two games. TSUTAYA rankings (1,461 stores across Japan) have the game occupying all four top positions. The full Media Create charts with first week numbers should be here at 22:00 JST on 21 November.
With Square-Enix commenting on OCTOPATH TRAVELER selling out across Japan, it looks like the game is guaranteed the top spot in Japan out-selling Susume! Kinopio Taichou (Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker) on COMG! and Tsutaya. The game is currently number two on the eShop, behind Minecraft.
Participating TSUTAYA stores will be distributing the above Otomo Airou ‘Tsutao’ for Monster Hunter XX owners from the game’s release (18 March) until 30 June. Players will also be able to play an exclusive mini-game ‘10 Seconds Challenge!’. Oh, and the latest issue of Jump magazine also reveals a collaboration with Hunter × Hunter!
Japanese store Tsutaya’s store card ‘T-Card’ will have an exclusive Super Mario Bros. design from 10 November until 31 January with five lucky card holders chosen at random to win a Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer.