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Nintendo president warns of more supply issues for Switch in 2022

Posted on December 28, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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2022 may continue to bring about supply issues for Switch consoles, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said this week. This comes amid the usual reasons of semiconductors and logistical issues that we’ve been seeing not just across the gaming industry, but the larger technology field.

Furukawa did say that Nintendo’s end of 2021 sales were good, and the Switch OLED model contributed to that strong performance. However, Black Friday saw its fair share of issues. Nintendo used air transportation to help with demand and in Europe the company used rail transportation for the first time.

Furukawa added that after Black Friday, Nintendo really didn’t have enough Switch supply for the demand. As far as 2022 is concerned, he said that “it will depend on demand, but as I feared, we won’t be able to make the amount of units we wanted to.”

At the start of November, Nintendo lowered its sales forecasts for Switch due to supply issues. The company was originally targeting 25.5 million units, but decreased that number to 24 million for the fiscal year ending in March.


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