Nintendo Switch Production To Make 20% Fewer Consoles Due To Chip Shortage According to New Report

Still going to be hard to get.

The Holiday season is upon us and for many, that means buying gifts for friends and loved ones. If you’re looking to pick up a Nintendo Switch this season just be aware that they might be difficult to find. 

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Nintendo Switch Production To Make 20% Fewer Consoles Due To Chip Shortage According to New Report 

This information comes from a report out of Nikkei, which has learned that Nintendo will only be able to produce about 24 million units of the Nintendo Switch through March.

The report goes on to say that Nintendo had planned to produce 30 million Nintendo Switch units this fiscal year, but due to microcomputer shortages that plan had to be reduced by 20%.

Nikkei goes on to report “Production bottlenecks quickly emerged around springtime for key components including microcomputers. The company concluded it would have to revise down production targets as it was not able to secure enough supplies.  

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen consoles or PC parts. Sony has been dealing with similar issues with PlayStation 5 production due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

If you’ve been trying to get your hands on an OLED Switch model and failing, it sounds like your troubles are going to be just as difficult for the next few months ahead. 

Have you had trouble picking up a Nintendo Switch? Be sure to let us know on the official Prima Games Twitter and Facebook pages, or leave a comment down below. 

 


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