Nintendo warns of possible Switch shortages throughout 2021

The great console shortage continues.

Nintendo Switch Shortages

What a frustrating 12 months it has been for console gamers. Supplies for all major platforms have been difficult to come by at the best of times, and unfortunately for Nintendo fans it seems the struggles may continue throughout 2021.


Speaking to VGC, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has warned that while the company has enough materials on hand for immediate production of the Switch, shortages may start to appear throughout 2021.


"We have been able to secure the necessary materials for the immediate production of semiconductors for switches,” Furukawa said. “However, in Japan and other countries, demand has been very strong since the beginning of the year, and there is a possibility of shortages at some retailers in the future".


As many of us undoubtedly remember, the Switch was extremely hard to come by throughout March 2020 and beyond as the country headed in lockdown - with resellers on eBay asking for an excess of $1,000.00 AUD in many cases.


This news also puts somewhat of a damper on the still unconfirmed - but heavily rumoured 'Switch Pro' - that many insiders expected to be announced sometime this year.


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[SOURCE videogameschronicle.com]