Hundreds ignore social distancing advice to queue to buy Nintendo game at AEON outlets amidst COVID-19 outbreak


26th March 2020 – (Hong Kong) RingFit Adventure,  exercising action-RPG developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch that has persistently sold out in Hong Kong is now available at AEON Hong Kong today after the company made the announcement on their Facebook yesterday. Its retail price is at HK$659. The game was even sold at HK$1,500 in the secondary market previously due to its popular demand. AEON started to sell the games today from 10am onwards at 6 of their outlets in Kornhill Plaza, Whampoa, Tuen Mun, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon Bay and Tsuen Wan.

Hundreds of people gathered outside most of the stores and some even queued since 3am today. Despite the government’s advice to practise social distancing, many locals chose to risk their health just to buy a game. All gatherings and queues should be prohibited and retailers should sell their new products online instead.