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Nintendo Switch production drops 20% due to chip shortages

Global supply chain issues are messing with Nintendo’s plans for Switch production. Nikkei Asia┬áreported today that the company cut its full-year production estimates for the console by 20%.

Nintendo had been aiming to make 30 million Switch systems during the fiscal year ending in March. The Company has now scaled that goal back to 24 million.

The Nintendo Switch production cut was blamed on shortages of semiconductors and other parts. As with a number of bottlenecks facing the production and sale of consumer goods, that shortage has been attributed to the pandemic.

A Nintendo representative told Nikkei the company is aware of component shortages, saying, “We are assessing their impact on our production.”

The Nintendo Switch was just recently overtaken as best selling console in the USA by the PS5.

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