With all of the crazy stuff going on in the world right now, it's perhaps unsurprising to hear that even video game stores are seeing unusually high levels of demand.

Early reports coming in from Japan suggest that a number of retail stores have experienced particularly lengthy queues during midnight launches for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Combine the immense popularity of the game, the panic buying currently taking place around the world, and the fact that today is a public holiday in Japan, and you're left with some pretty hectic scenes.

In some cases, queues have stretched as long as the stores themselves, with some shops apparently selling out of the game in the early hours of the morning. Some of the tweets below mention that GEO, a Japanese retail store that sells video games, had sold out within minutes.

Japanese stores aren't the only ones to have faced problems; yesterday, a large number of reports came flooding in from Amazon buyers who were told that their shipments were being delayed.

If you've managed to get hold of a physical copy today, you should probably count yourself pretty lucky.

[source nintendosoup.com, via gonintendo.com]