Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has admitted that the international scarcity of semiconductor supplies is having an impact on Switch manufacturing. The scarcity is presumably due to the pandemic and is affecting quite a few firms akin to Apple and Microsoft, not simply Nintendo. Mr. Furukawa assured traders and analysts that the Kyoto-based firm is doing all it could to get ahold of semiconductor supplies.
“Due to the global shortage of semiconductor materials, we are not able to produce all the products we want to. We are doing everything we can, but there is an increasing sense of uncertainty about production plans.”
“Our earnings forecast is based on the assumption that we will be able to secure parts and materials, and if the situation changes, we would like to respond by revising it.”