Nintendo apologizes for delays in Switch production due to coronavirus


Certainly, there are more important things to worry about with the coronavirus that is taking its toll around the world. But Nintendo said today in a post that the coronavirus is likely to disrupt production in China for the Nintendo Switch, Joy-Con controllers and the Ring Fit Adventure game.

Nintendo recently announced that it has sold 52.5 million Switch hybrid consoles to date. It’s sad, since the Switch is a piece of equipment that can distract us from the reality of the epidemic.

Daniel Ahmad, Niko Partners analyst, tweetd that console manufacturers have said that 96% of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft consoles are manufactured in China.

Here is a translation of what Nintendo said tonight:

Thank you very much for your sponsorship of our products.

Due to the new coronavirus infection that is currently occurring, production and shipping delays are expected to be unavoidable for peripheral devices such as Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con manufactured in China for the Japanese domestic market. It was. Similarly, shipments of the “Ring Fit Adventure” currently out of stock are expected to be delayed.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We will work hard to deliver the product as soon as possible, while monitoring the effects of the new coronavirus infection, and waiting for your understanding.


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