What the coronavirus has brought is certainly not good news, yet in this myriad of sadness, there is a little good news, at least for Nintendo. The demand for consoles has in fact increased a lot, for this reason the company had to increase Nintendo Switch production by 20% in the past two weeks.
Serkan Toto of DigiTimes he stated that production has increased at Foxconn and Hosiden, and the results are expected in late April, with new supplies in stores.
Digitimes: Nintendo increased production orders for the Switch by 20% in the past 2 weeks, incl. at manufacturing partners Foxconn + Hosiden.
Digitimes says in Taiwan, for example, the exclusive sales agent in that region expects new devices at the end of April at the earliest.
- Dr. Serkan Toto / Kantan Games Inc. (@serkantoto) April 7, 2020
We do not know if this increase in production will serve to supply only the Japanese market, but the great demand and the lack of Nintendo Switch in stores is making itself felt worldwide, especially in the United States.
The coronavirus, combined with the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has therefore seen a huge increase in the demand for consoles and now Nintendo ran for cover: we hope that the hybrid will soon be able to be used wherever we want and not only in the home.