Nintendo of Japan responded to an inquiry about Nintendo Switch shortages around the world recently, reaffirming that the current shortage of units is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causing a slowdown in shipments. After making a previous statement in February, the company made an additional claim today regarding Switch Lites:
“We didn’t mention the Switch Lite because there was still enough stock in the market at the time of publication [in February]. But the point that many of its parts are made in China is the same. We are doing various efforts inside the company; although shipments haven’t stagnated, they are getting delayed.”
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on when Switch shipments pick up again. Given the track of COVID-19 around the world, it looks like that will continue for some time.
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