TECH NEWS – Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has announced that the production of the Nintendo Switch will slow down in early 2022.
It’s the end of the year, and there’s no doubt that the Nintendo Switch has won the hearts (and money) of many gamers. We previously reported that it was estimated that the hybrid could pass an impressive sales milestone, but the ‘Big N’ can’t ignore the consequences of the parts shortage. This major problem, which we have previously written about in more detail, is affecting major technology sectors and has now reached Nintendo’s doorstep.
“Nintendo Switch production could be halted in early 2022” – Shuntaro Furukawa
Many of us have been surprised by the Nintendo Switch’s commercial performance compared to other next-generation consoles, but it could well be that the Kyoto-based company will soon face difficulties. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa shares this view, recently speculating on the console’s future production in Kyoto-np media. In short, Furukawa admits that the console’s output could stall in early 2022.
According to the president, they were already having problems getting the console to gamers during Black Friday because of shipping complications: “After Black Friday, I can’t say that we were able to meet demand adequately,” Furukawa explains. “It depends on the demand, but as far as we’re concerned, there will be an impact that won’t allow us to produce as much as we’d like.”
Of course, this scenario is not surprising, as it was clear that the console’s substantial numbers worldwide would impact Switch production, and in the current climate, it is simply not possible to meet such pent-up demand.