Looking to the future though, Nintendo has confirmed that it’s cutting its annual console shipment forecast from 25.5 million units to 24 million, citing pandemic-related impacts such as global semiconductor shortages.
The report states:
“In regard to business risk, the extended impact of both COVID-19 and the global semiconductor shortage creates a state of continued uncertainty, with the possibility of future impact on production and shipping. While these and other unforeseen risks exist, we continue to take all necessary measures in conducting business.”
This means that we may likely see less Switches on shelves this Christmas, which isn’t a surprise given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer electronics across the board.