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Nintendo president warns that Switch shortages could still happen this year due to semiconductor production

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has stated that there could be issues securing enough semiconductors needed for Nintendo Switch production in the future. Mr. Furukawa said that at the moment the global shortage of semiconductors hasn’t affected the company and that stock is fine, but he acknowledges that it could become an issue later this year. The global shortage of semiconductors has affected the vast majority of electronics companies including Apple and Sony etc.

“We have been able to secure the necessary materials for the immediate production of semiconductors for switches,” he said. “However, in Japan and other countries, demand has been very strong since the beginning of the year, and there is a possibility of shortages at some retailers in the future.

“It is difficult to say how we will deal with this, but in some cases we may not be able to prepare enough for orders.”

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6 thoughts on “Nintendo president warns that Switch shortages could still happen this year due to semiconductor production”

  1. This looks like the last PR push to get more current Switch systems sold on the market, before they roll out the pro by hopefully early next year.

      1. You folks might want to read the normal news sometimes. The Semiconductor shortage has shut down Ford and General Motors plants, and is threatening to do the same to Google and Samsung. Executives are holding meetings with the government for plans to fix the supply shortage.

        Now do you think that all of that, including a bill with bipartisan support to finance research into new American semiconductor production technologies, are all to help Nintendo in a PR stunt?

      2. Obviously Nintendo was the one that sabotaged that huge cargo boat getting stuck and now gas is expensive and no switches.

        Did I sound crazy? I was trying to sound believably crazy.

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