According to distributors we spoke to. Most of them have placed orders for the Radeon HD 5970 but till today, a day after the official launch, the products are no where to be seen on the shelves in Asia. Those who have it on hands probably bought it from overseas.
It seems that the stocks are not enough to fulfill the orders. In fact, in Japan, only two brands have stocks in stores.
If you are a distributor in Asia region (Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, Korea), please drop us an e-mail when retail stocks are in for sale.