GeForce RTX 4060 Ti not very popular in Japan
GDM report that only one person was waiting to purchase RTX 4060 Ti at Despara Akihabara retail chain.
The sale embargo lifts at the same time for all countries, which for the US means early morning, for Europe it is afternoon and late hours for the Asian community. Some stores in Japan have a tradition to open when important launches take place, such as new graphics cards, but this is not common for all retail chains.
The ones that do open at 10PM or so usually have people waiting to buy new hardware. Given what we’ve seen with GPU launches in the past 2 years, it doesn’t seem like a big deal to go to the store late just to make sure the GPU is available. Turns out, there was no such issue with the RTX 4060 Ti. The GDM crew, who keep track of everything related to Akihabara (a popular shopping district in Tokyo), say that only two stores opened for this launch. To their surprise, there was only one person waiting to buy the RTX 4060 Ti graphics card.
Japanese GPU fans are asked to pay at least 69,800 YEN (500 USD) which is the result of higher sales taxes. For now, we can’t say that RTX 4060 Ti launch was a global hit. To make matters even worse for NVIDIA, some retail stores like Mindfactory in Germany have already implemented price cuts, just hours after the card was released.