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Nintendo president says we are unable to “produce all the products we want to”

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.”

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8 comments

  1. Someone out here be thinking the shortage doesn’t exist and they are just creating a fake demand. Yes because everyone and their mom who uses these semiconductor have collectively decided to create the “shortage” as an excuse to not produce products.

    Anyways i do hope this shortage that actually exists ends soon cuz i really need a new GPU, i ain’t giving my money to bottom feeders, the humans not the aquatic creatures.

    1. I didn’t know there is a semiconductor shortage conspiracy theory. But I’m not surprised.

  2. I understand that the situation is not ideal in the tech world and I hope that this is resolved swiftly. Seeing companies adapt and respond quickly is a good sign

  3. They could if they made a game immediately after finishing another game while all the software developers are still at the studios before they depart on their unnecessary 10 year vacation.

    1. You don’t learn or read, do you? This has NOTHING to do with the production of game sequels, but rather the devices on which you play them, and you might not be able to get any new ones when a critical piece of their hardware is in short supply but high demand.

    2. Dude, you don’t have even the most basic understanding of how game development works. On the technical side they take a long time, just be patient. It’s also a creative medium. They aren’t going to immediately have an idea for the next game that they want to make and be able to immediately start working on it every time. Also people make these games, not robots. They have lives outside of making games.

  4. Hasn’t this shortage been going on for awhile now? I mean, I’m not totally surprised it’s not resolved yet with the pandemic and everything associated with it still happening, but still…

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