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Shortage of chips; Nintendo Switch production might face shortages

Expecting a 12% drop in sale in March 2022 despite the gaming boom
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Nintendo, one of the leading game console makers, mentioned that production for its popular Nintendo Switch could face production shortages.

The company made the announcement in their financial year report, following a similar warning from from Sony a week ago.

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Nintendo Switch

The company expects a 12% drop in sales for March 2022 due to shortage of semiconductor chips, despite an expected gaming boom.

The estimated sales for 2021-2022 was 25.5 million units, a drop of approximately 11% compared to the previous year, which stood at 28.8 million units sold.

Netizens are also worried that there may be a delay for the launch of its successor, Nintendo Switch 2.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.