Nintendo Switch console shortage over, full recovery - president Shuntaro Furukawa switch-production-target-nintendo-switch

Nintendo recently released its financial results for the quarter, and things are looking good indeed. In fact, the company has upped its console hardware sales projections, alongside posting updates on game sales data. To coincide with a higher number of projected Nintendo Switch console sales, Nintendo has updated us on hardware shortages — or rather, the lack thereof.

Basically, a Switch console shortage should no longer be a problem. In a conference call after the posting of the financial results, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa explained that Nintendo Switch production is back on track now, despite problems with stock over spring and summer, on the back of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Switch hardware momentum remains strong, and we think that’s because production has recovered so customers who were previously unable to find a Switch on store shelves are now able to,” said Furukawa. He added, “The Switch production situation has now completely recovered and we have no issues with that.” As a result, Nintendo Switch systems should no longer be hard to find online or in stores.

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We’ve seen evidence of this trend over the past few months. The New Horizons bundle itself was particularly hard to find over the summer, but multiple restocks have made the console bundle easier to find. While the upcoming next-generation systems are sure to have stock issues over the holiday season, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a Nintendo Switch.

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