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Nintendo president warns that Switch could be supply constrained in 2022

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has warned fans and investors in the Kyoto-based company that he is expecting supply shortages of the Nintendo Switch family of systems to continue in 2022 due to the global shortage of components, which is a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Furukawa believes that the year end sales of the Switch family of systems were strong with the release of the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) and he also mentioned that due to logistical problems caused by the pandemic, the company had to ship a number of Switch console by air to the United States just before the big Black Friday sales period.

“I can’t say that I was able to supply enough for demand after Black Friday, and after the beginning of the year. It depends on the demand, but as I was concerned, there will be an impact that I can’t make as many as I want to make.”

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa (via Safari translate)

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11 comments

  1. Yes yes.. Why serious repair joycon drift problems if every trash shit console no problem sell in world with too many stupid customers :(..

    1. Please if you are mad at Nintendo, you can simply purchase another console. One with games that took one year to release the full game. Or buy joy-cons from a third party.

      F=ma.

  2. Unsurprising, there is that whole production thing happening. Plus wasn’t there a shortage of a crucial part that many electronics need to function last year? Is that still a thing?

    1. Yeah that damn chip. It should start getting better as many American companies are starting to manufacturer their own chips in the states. So the one in China won’t have to import to the US anymore, at least not as many so it should ease their load.

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