Nintendo Switch Production Impact Should Be Over By Summer, Nintendo Says
The Nintendo Switch shortages may finally have an end in sight.
The Nintendo Switch is currently going through a shortage of stock, with the current COVID-19 pandemic slowing down the production of units in factories around the world. Thankfully, it seems that this shortage is going to be over soon, with figures from the Nintendo financial results release indicating that Nintendo believes the impact of production will be over by this Summer.
Guidance - thinks impact on production for switch is over by summer, seen some impact in April in parts, but think can make up from summer onwards. Most employees working from home which could impact planned title schedule— David Gibson (@gibbogame) May 7, 2020
David Gibson, who works for the research company Astris Advisory Japan KK, live-tweeted and translated the release of the financial results as they released. The Switch is only halfway through its lifecycle, with no plans for a Nintendo Switch 2 anytime soon, so the continued sales of the console are key to the success of the system.
The sales of the Nintendo Switch are currently on track to overtake the Wii’s total sales figures even with the setback in production. The sales on games during this period for the Switch have remained strong as well, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons selling 13.41 million copies since launch, with 50% off those as digital sales.
Impact of COVID-19 on Switch supply / sales in Japan— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 16, 2020
- Nintendo confirmed production impact on Feb 6th.
- Led to lower OG Switch stock, partially offset by Lite.
- Units stockpiled for AC launch, best week for Switch ever.
- Shortage in April.
- 2020 YTD sales up 75% pic.twitter.com/ouM2K6mYXd
For the time being, the Nintendo Switch is still sold out across the world and online. While the Nintendo Switch Lite has come back in stock periodically, each time the stock has sold out once again.
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