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Nintendo again comments on impact of coronavirus, including development and releases

Posted on July 20, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

Earlier today, Nintendo published its annual report for 2020. One section delves into the coronavirus and again touches on how the company has been impacted, including development schedules and release of products.

It reads in full:

“In terms of production and shipping, product supply may be impacted if issues involving the procurement of necessary components persist. In terms of sales, sales channels may be restricted by measures to prevent the spread of the virus including restrictions on movement outside the home and closure of retail stores. Development schedules may be impacted due to the difference in development environment between working from home and in the office since teleworking is implemented at the Company and its partners. As a result, we may not be able to proceed with the release of Nintendo products and the start of services as planned.

Nintendo will continue to conduct business operations by taking necessary measures so that it can continue to provide an environment in which consumers can enjoy its products and services, while giving due consideration to the health and safety of its consumers and employees.”

Nintendo previously said that “product development is a little behind schedule in some areas”, but “game releases planned for this fiscal year are currently not affected.” The company did warn that future plans could be impacted Ir, if the impact of COVID-19 is prolonged or becomes more severe”.

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