The semiconductor crisis it also affects Nintendo, which finds itself forced to lower its production estimates by Nintendo Switch for the current fiscal year. This was reported by the well-known analyst Daniel Ahmad |, who translated a report by
In fact, it seems that the company will produce a total of 24 million platforms, figures believed 20% lower compared to the estimates made at the beginning of the fiscal year. The downward estimates are a consequence of the lack of semiconductors which so far seemed not to have had a particular impact on the production of the Kyoto house, on the contrary affecting more markedly the inventories of PlayStation 5 e Xbox Series X/S. A cold shower that comes after the success of Nintendo Switch OLED, which started very well in various territories such as Japan and the United Kingdom.
Ahmad does not elaborate further on Nintendo’s plans to address these difficulties, but with great probability it will continue in the construction of new units to the bitter end with the materials available. Although many companies believe that this situation will continue at least throughout 2022, some experts the semiconductor crisis could go on indefinitely, with prolonged negative impacts not only for the world of console gaming, but also on PCs and smartphones. And now even Nintendo will have to face the challenges due to the lack of chips.