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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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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.