Report: Nintendo stops Switch shipments to Japan

Report: Nintendo stops Switch shipments to Japan

Shipments of the Nintendo Switch console to Japan have been suspended, reports Nikkei, as a result of disruptions to Nintendo’s provide chain imply the corporate can’t meet demand in that nation.

Shipments to the United States and Europe will proceed, Nikkei mentioned. It based mostly its report on an unnamed supply related to Nintendo.

Nintendo’s most up-to-date quarterly report mentioned it had bought greater than 52 million Switch and Switch Lite consoles because the platform’s debut in March 2017. Anecdotal accounts counsel the console’s popularity has surged with the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on March 20, and with the novel coronavirus’ international unfold protecting hundreds of thousands in isolation as a precaution.

At the tip of March, Nintendo acknowledged to Business Insider that the consoles had been bought out at many main retailers, however that extra inventory was on the best way. Nikkei famous that the Switch is manufactured beneath contract with factories in China and Vietnam. Their Nintendo supply mentioned that operations there had recovered, however to not full capability.

Nintendo’s official on-line retailer was bought out of Switch consoles on the finish of March. Today, it has three colors of Nintendo Switch Lite out there for $199.99, and the corporate can also be providing refurbished launch variations of the console for $259.99. GameStop, in the meantime is taking pre-orders for a Nintendo Switch bundle that features the console, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Minecraft, and a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $499.99. GameStop says that bundle will ship by April 30.

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