19.4.2021 | Nintendo President warns about possible production issues due to semi-conductor shortage
As reported by VGC, Furukawa (the president of Nintendo) was speaking to Nikkei about this ongoing global semiconductor shortage that has been causing supply issues for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, graphics cards, and much more.
“We have been able to secure the necessary materials for the immediate production of semiconductors for switches,” Furukawa said. “However, in Japan and other countries, demand has been very strong since the beginning of the year, and there is a possibility of shortages at some retailers in the future.” “It is difficult to say how we will deal with this, but in some cases we may not be able to prepare enough for orders.”
Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to increased demand for the consoles make Nintendo struggle to keep up with the amount of orders and been experiencing Switch shortages.