According to Famitsu more than 200 people were in line at the famous Akihabara Yodobashi Camera by midnight, with the queue up to about 500 by 6AM local time.

FoxBusiness added that about 1,000 reservations for Sony's new handheld had been placed at the store by 8AM.

Only yesterday a number of online Japanese retailers were forced to cease accepting pre-orders for the PlayStation Vita after interest quickly outstripped availability.

[via andriasang.com]