Nintendo is looking for ‘alternative components’ for the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo engineers are reviewing the Nintendo Switch hardware to find alternative components, in the face of chip shortages in factories.
The situation in the factories is more than worrying . You already know that there is a shortage of chips and semiconductors to make consoles and electronic devices, and Nintendo Switch is also affected patterjack.
In the latest revenue report (Switch has already sold almost 93 million consoles ) the president of Nintendo again regretted not being able to meet the high demand for the hybrid console worldwide.
Shuntaro Furukawa said that the chip shortage situation is far from over , although, fortunately, game sales continue to rise without being impacted.
As a measure of supply issues , Nintendo senior executive Ko Shiot said engineers were reviewing the Nintendo Switch hardware, looking for alternative components to make it.
In other words, they are looking for a new way to make consoles without the need for these chips. The worrying situation has caused Nintendo to lower its production targets to 24 million.
On the hypothetical successor of Switch, Furukawa confirmed that it will arrive in the present century , but that the hybrid is still in the middle of its life cycle. There will be no Switch Pro.
” Regarding the next game system, we are considering a lot of different things, but when it comes to concept and release time, there is nothing we can share at the moment .”
On the positive side, Shigeru Miyamoto claimed that software development and other avenues of entertainment have not been affected by the situation, as there is a large user base who already have a Nintendo Switch.” With so many consumers around the world who have already bought a Nintendo Switch, the situation has not had any major effect on software development .”
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