The lack of stock in consoles begins to be a constant. Since the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S were released, many users have not been able to get hold of the expected next-gen platforms due to a shortage of these for months, something that still continues to happen.
The pandemic has prevented a correct distribution and the shortage of semiconductor materials threatens a 2021 very similar to the last third of last year: lack of units in the large retail chains.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch has sold out wonderfully. The console, little by little, is approaching 100 million units, but it seems that the big N can also harm this lack of chips and semiconductor material.
In an interview for Nikkei, (via VGC) Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has already warned of the possible lack of stock that the console may suffer from here on. We have been able to secure the necessary materials for the immediate production of semiconductors for Switch, clarified Furukawa.
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. The manager added that it will be difficult to establish how this situation will be handled and how orders can be fulfilled.
It seems that Nintendo has its sights on the future and is that the company commented that they will focus more on new franchises for their future games. In addition, we must not forget the more than commented launch of a Switch Pro. This will be the new Nintendo console.