The Nintendo Switch, which launched a few months ago, has surely carved out a place among the most successful consoles ever. In Japan especially, the hype around the hybrid console is so high that everything that has its name on it sells in high volumes. Taking advantage of this, the company is now literally selling empty Nintendo Switch Boxes as well.
Combining Nintendo Switch and Splatoon 2 to sell empty boxes
The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles by the Japanese giant, and its popularity is not going away any time soon. The hybrid portable device and Splatoon 2 are two of Nintendo’s best products. Recently, Nintendolife.com announced that the Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch hardware bundle sold out on Amazon Japan in “seconds.” Splatoon 2 comes with new stages, new fashions and new weapons.
Now Nintendo is using the names of both in its new product. The Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 bundle box is on sale on Nintendo’s Japanese website for about $5. Splatoon 2 is an upcoming third-person shooter video game for the Nintendo Switch. Switch fans in Japan can now purchase an empty box as a piece of “collectible cardboard to mark and remember the remarkable history of Nintendo Switch,” says IBTimes.
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Its not only just an empty box, but fans are “even going to the lengths of stealing in-store promotional posters and labels from game shops,” says Gavin Sheehan from Bleeding Cool.
“Whether or not the game lives up to the hype is yet to be determined, but if it brings you joy to waste money on an empty box with some art on the side, more power to you!”
If the Switch’s popularity continues as it is now, we could see more of such boxes, as the game maker recently unveiled 13 new games coming to the console in recent moths.
What the Splatoon 2 Bundle Box includes
The Japanese gaming giant probably has too much trust in its own brand name, which is why it is trying to sell empty boxes to people now. The product is just a box, and it sounds like the buyer has to assemble that box themselves, notes Gamezone. The $5 bundle boxes have no green and pink Joy-cons, no game, and no console inside them.
The production description on the box says that it is recommended for Splatoon fans who already have a Nintendo Switch. Further, the description on the bundle box says that the optional stickers included with the Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 set will be sold separately. The product description notes that the assembly will have to be done by the consumers themselves.
The warranty card column and bar code are not printed in the product. The product is exclusive to Japanese fans; however, overseas fans can pick up a copy of Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch on July 21.