Nintendo President: There's No End in Sight to the Semiconductor Shortage - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 10 May 2022 / 2,006 Views
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has said the chip shortage will continue to hurt Switch production as it looks like the shortages won't be ending anytime soon.
"There’s no end in sight to the semiconductor shortage at this point," said Furukawa via The Wall Street Journal.
Nintendo shipped 23.06 million Switch consoles for the 12 month period ending March 31, 2022 to bring lifetime shipment figures to 107.65 million units. This figure is a drop from 28.83 million Switch consoles shipped during the previous year.
Nintendo has forecasted it will ship 21.0 million Switch consoles for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, as well as 210 million games. If Nintendo hits its forecast the Switch will ship 128.65 million units lifetime in March 2023 and 1.03 billion games.
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