Since launching in Japan last month, Bandai Namco's Fishing Spirits game (Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version) has featured in the local video game charts on a regular basis. Its success has now reportedly resulted in shortages of the title across the country.

As a result, Bandai Namco has issued an apology – explaining the next shipment of physical copies will arrive in September. To date, the retail version has sold more than 125k copies. Anyone wanting to catch this one sooner, rather than later, is advised to pick up an eShop copy.

This isn't the first time something like this has happened in Japan. Square Enix was previously caught out when Octopath Traveler became a breakout success, resulting in the game selling well and selling out. It then issued an apology and also suggested the digital route.

If you haven't heard about Fishing Spirits for Switch, it's an adaptation of the popular arcade game, which can be seen in the video above. The task is to catch marine life and other creatures while earning medals. Unfortunately, though, there's been no mention of the game being localised.

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