Animal Crossing, Doom Eternal Deliveries From Amazon Could Be Delayed

The online retailer has sent notifications to customers that there may be a delay in their game orders as the company prioritizes shipping out household and medical items.

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The ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic may cause some disruptions in Amazon's shipments of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal, the retailer has confirmed. Customers who have pre-ordered either title through the online retailer have been receiving emails notifying them that there may be a delay in their delivery, as the company will "temporarily" be prioritizing shipping out household and medical items.

"As COVID-19 has spread, we've recently seen an increase in people shopping online which has had an impact on how we serve our customers," Amazon said in a statement shared with GameSpot. "So in the short term, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies, and other high demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so we can more quickly receive, restock, and ship these products to customers. As a result, customers who ordered Animal Crossing: New Horizon or Doom Eternal may experience a delay in the delivery of their items. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our customers."

Doom and Animal Crossing certainly aren't the only games that may be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Square Enix recently shared a message informing fans that although Final Fantasy VII Remake is still scheduled to launch on April 10, the coronavirus outbreak may prevent some from being able to get the game on launch day.

Physical retailers across the country have similarly been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, with many either indefinitely closed or operating on shortened hours. GameStop, however, has issued memos to employees to remain open, even if that defies state policy.

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