Global chip shortage has no impact on Nintendo Switch production: Report

According to the latest info, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said that in response to the global shortage of chips, it has no impact on the production of Switch.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, the global shortage of semiconductors has affected the production of electronic products.

“At present, we have enough semiconductors to help us get through. The current Switch production period. Since the beginning of this year, demand in Japan and abroad has been very high, so at some point in the future, we may not be able to meet the needs of all retailers .”

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In the gaming industry, gaming console manufacturers have been struggling with inventory shortages for a year. After the new crown epidemic caused an important supply chain break, the demand for gaming equipment has increased significantly.

Especially for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S game consoles, the supply has always been very difficult to guarantee, and most online replenishments are sold out within a few minutes.

In a recent interview, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan could not guarantee that the company would be able to meet the PS5 needs before the 2021 holiday sales season. In a discussion with the Financial Times, he pointed out that “can There are very few wands.” However, he said that the supply situation will improve throughout the year.

Mike Spencer, director of investor relations at Microsoft, has said that the company expects the X/S Series shortage will continue into the second half of 2021.

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