The Nintendo Switch is occasionally back in stock in online shops. This has not been the case for a long time, because the global coronavirus pandemic has affected the production of the console, in some cases significantly. At times the Nintendo Switch was sold for twice the MSRP. Nintendo has hit the Covid 19 crisis comparatively hard. In the meantime, however, the production situation is normalizing again, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa confirmed to Kyodo News.
The prices for the Nintendo Switch fluctuated between 450 and 500 euros at times. The reason: The console was considered a rare commodity and was difficult to get for a limited period of time. There was also evidence that Bot users sell out the Nintendo Switch drive forward to make a lot of money with high resale prices. The long dry spell is over and the situation is gradually returning to normal. Nevertheless, Nintendo's President Shuntaro Furukawa warns: The situation could worsen if a second virus wave occurs.
Production of the Nintendo Switch is getting stronger
The production of the Nintendo Switch is apparently starting up again. That goes from a report of Kyodo News in which Nintendo's President Shuntaro Furukawa had commented on the current situation. According to Furukawa, production did not run as originally planned until May, but has now recovered. “We expect production to normalize around the summer,” said the Nintendo President.
The underproduction is likely due to the good Nintendo Switch sales have been a hard blow. In the 2019 financial year, i.e. until March 2020, Nintendo was able to sell over 21 million copies. At times the Nintendo Switch was only available at horrendous prices when a worldwide sell-out manifested itself due to the low production capacities. They now want to deliver as many consoles as possible, said Furukawa, who apologized to the fans and announced that they wanted to improve the situation as soon as possible. The Nintendo Switch should therefore be available again in large numbers in online shops by summer at the latest.
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Not only the hardware was affected by the effects of the pandemic, software for the Nintendo Switch was also partially no longer available. This was particularly noticeable in the successful fitness game Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure, which was also sold out at times, like the console. Shuntaro Furukawa also pointed out that no major effects on the publications planned for this year are to be expected, he nevertheless warned that this could change with new Covid-19 reports. This means, among other things, the outbreak of a second or even third corona wave.
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