Nintendo’s full comments on recent Switch shortages
During Nintendo’s 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, president Shuntaro Furukawa addressed the recent situation regarding Switch shortages. Though we covered this a bit earlier in the week, we now have those full comments and official translation.
Furukawa told those attending the event:
“We would like to express our apologies for the inconvenience experienced by many consumers due to a shortage of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. There have been continued on and-off shortages throughout markets worldwide, specifically since the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons (in March) through today. Console production has mostly recovered. However, because there is some amount of lag between when a product is manufactured and when it arrives on retailer shelves and worldwide demand for Nintendo Switch remains high, please understand that we cannot currently answer when the shortages will be resolved.
Regarding the comments about our production systems and demand predictions, we take these very seriously and are working towards improving the situation as soon as possible.”