Nintendo Switch Fans Have Some Disappointing News Owing to Global Chip Shortage

Published 11/02/2021, 1:11 PM EDT


The semiconductor and chip shortage around the world has badly impacted multiple big companies and industries out there. It had a major effect on the gaming industry as well. The shortage affected the production of smartphones, automobiles, PC, and, of course, consoles. Due to the shortage of semiconductors all over the world, Nintendo Switch is now making approximately 6 million fewer Switch consoles than originally planned.

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Nintendo Switch is facing production issues because of the global chip shortage

Those who are looking to buy next-gen consoles know the pain very well. Despite all the demand in the market right now, Nintendo has to make 20% fewer consoles than planned. Unfortunately, this is going to affect a lot of players in 2022.

It looks like the Japanese company won’t be able to meet its production target on time, courtesy of chip shortage. This time, Nintendo will only produce 24 million. Originally, Nintendo planned to produce approximately 30 million consoles by March 2022.

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The stocks are getting sold out within a few minutes and with this decrease in production, getting a hold on it is going to be super hard for players. While the increase in demand has been crazy, the crypto-based company is struggling to get enough semiconductors to make more consoles.

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One of the major reasons behind this shortage is the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Covid-19 disrupted the way of the life as well as the production of many things, including semiconductors. Multiple big companies had to shut down the work completely due to safety reasons.

Nintendo is not the only one who is facing this issue. PlayStation and Xbox pieces are also facing the same production issues and shortages in the market. According to some reports, the shortage will last as long as 2023. But there are also people who believe the shortage will last into 2024 or 2025.

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What do you think about this global chip shortage issue? Also, do you think the chip shortage is going to last as long as 2023? Let us know in the comments section.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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