After the success of the Tokyo preview this past weekend, Nintendo Japan has announced a nationwide tour for people to experience the Switch before its launch! It will be part of the World Hobby Fair that is held in four major cities around Japan.
The only games available to play will be Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1 2 Switch. This is a free event, so expect it to be crowded!
Times for every date: 9am – 4pm (last admission at 3:45pm)
Sunday, January 22 Nagoya Dome, Nagoya
Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 Makuhari Messe, Chiba (right next to Tokyo)
Sunday, February 5 Kyocera Dome, Osaka
Sunday, February 12 Yafuoku! Dome, Fukuoka
There will also be a booth at the Game Party Japan convention near Tokyo. Playable games will be Zelda, 1 2 Switch, and Arms. This is a paid event, as the convention seems much larger!
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 Makuhari Messe, Chiba Website: tokaigi.jp/2017/sp/
I went to the World Hobby Fair in Fukuoka a few years ago and it was pretty crowded, even though there were no major booths except maybe Puzzles and Dragons. This year they will also have a Pokémon and Minecraft booth, among others. So I bet it will be insanely crowded. But I'll be going to the Osaka one this year for sure!