Nintendo reaffirms that Switch production and shipments are delayed due to COVID-19 | Nintendo Wire

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 Ben Fruzzetti

Gamer, writer and devourer of pasta. Whenever not letting his daydreams run out of control, he can be found writing for Nintendo Wire, playing old JRPGs, or reading sci-fi and fantasy novels and comics.

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