Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has admitted that the global shortage of semiconductor materials is having an effect on Switch production. The shortage is presumably due to the pandemic and is affecting numerous companies such as Apple and Microsoft, not just Nintendo. Mr. Furukawa assured investors and analysts that the Kyoto-based company is doing all it can to get ahold of semiconductor materials.
“Due to the global shortage of semiconductor materials, we are not able to produce all the products we want to. We are doing everything we can, but there is an increasing sense of uncertainty about production plans.”
“Our earnings forecast is based on the assumption that we will be able to secure parts and materials, and if the situation changes, we would like to respond by revising it.”