Nintendo expects more Nintendo Switch inventory outages due to supply chain disruptions and ongoing semiconductor shortages – Nintendo Switch

2022 promises a record year for the Nintendo Switch With the release of many great games (look here.) Some were happy to get out Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Kirby and the forgotten world or Nintendo Switch Sports and others are expected in the coming months, including Mario Strikers: Battle League Soccer, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes and Xenoblade Chronicles 3. The end of the year promises to be explosive with the expected releases of turn 3 and Pokemon Purple /Pokemon Scarlet. And it’s probably not over yet, as there are other games to be announced, not to mention bayonet 3 and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope planned 2022 but don’t have a release date yet. In all of this is the Nintendo Switch should still post huge sales in the sixth year of its existence. But paradoxically, according to the website NikkeiNintendo expects console sales to drop almost 10% compared to 2021 with sales in the current fiscal year (ending April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023) adjacent the 20 million consoles. However, Nintendo basically planned to launch it 30 million consoles to meet the demand and hope to break the sales record of Nintendo Switch from 2020 founded with 28.83 million copies sold worldwide. However, since if the request for Nintendo Switch remains strong, Nintendo has to deal with many other problems: disruptions in the supply chain, but also the never-ending semiconductor crisis. This ongoing crisis, affecting all sectors of global industry, is linked to several factors. She really started early 2020, due to a tariff war between China and the United States, but it has intensified after measures related to the coronavirus affecting the work of the assembly lines, especially in the Philippines and Malaysia. As a reminder, the semiconductor are microphone components which can now be found almost everywhere, both in smartphones and cars, consoles, 5G antennas, computers and all so-called “smart” devices and are essential for their functioning. Today the crisis continues because demand has never been stronger and factories are struggling to keep up. Nintendo would like to increase its production, but the international situation is unstable with Russia invading Ukraine, not to mention the coronavirus is still here… Supply chains are already seriously disrupted by the Shanghai confinement, which, if it were to be extended, will inevitably have consequences for the existence Nintendo Switch on sale this winter. In order to stabilize its income, Nintendo could still Nikkeitry another challenge”by expanding subscription-based online services like its competitor Sony Group.


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