Nintendo Reduces Switch Production Target by 20 Percent Due to Chip Shortages

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Nintendo has been forced to reduce the production target for its hot-selling Switch consoles by 20 percent due to chip shortages. According to Nikkei’s report, the company had originally intended to produce a record 30 million units in the fiscal year through March, but that number has now been revised to 24 million. The implication is that it’s only going to get harder to secure a Switch console.

From Nikkei:

[…] production bottlenecks quickly emerged around springtime for key components including microcomputers. The company concluded it would have to revise down production targets as it was not able to secure enough supplies. Nintendo’s suppliers have already been notified about the production cuts.

A Nintendo spokesperson acknowledged that the production is being affected by component shortages. “We are assessing their impact on our production,” the spokesperson said.

Nintendo released a new version of the Switch with a 720p OLED display on October 8, 2021. Despite its lack of performance upgrades, the system remains sold out at major retailers.

Source: Nikkei Asia

Tsing Mui
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