By March, the number of Nintendo’s Switch consoles will be 20% less than expected

If you think it was difficult to buy Nintendo Switch in the past year, then this challenge will not ease soon.

This is because a new report from Nintendo shows that by March, the production of Nintendo Switch consoles will be 20% lower than expected. Nikkei AsiaThe 20% reduction means that the number of Switch consoles has been reduced by approximately 6 million, because Nintendo originally planned to manufacture and ship 30 million Switches by March. Nikkei Asia According to reports, the number of plans has been reduced to 24 million.

As you might expect, the reason for the reduction in production is chips, or more precisely, the continued shortage of chips. The chip shortage that led to the purchase of graphics cards, new cars, PlayStation 5s and Xbox Series X/S game consoles is the same as the chip shortage that affects Nintendo.

“We are evaluating their [component shortages] The impact on our production,” a Nintendo spokesperson told Nikkei Asia.

Although the number of targets has decreased, the demand for Switch is still high. In fact, if the output can meet this demand, Nintendo is likely to reach the target number of 30 million.according to Nikkei Asia, The continued supply tightening “september Switch sales fell 37% year-on-year to 214,000 units, which is the third consecutive month of year-on-year decline,” the publication learned from a Japanese video game magazine Faguang.

Nintendo’s original goal was to sell 25.5 million units in the 2021 fiscal year, which ends in March next year, but this number seems unlikely now. However, Switch sales have reached nearly 100 million units, and 89 million units have been sold since the Switch was released in March 2017.

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