Nintendo’s Switch production has been cut by about 20% below its original projection during this fiscal year. The total number of units for the console is now 24 million until March.
According to a report by Nikkei the problem stems from a shortage of semiconductors and other electrical components, as well as strong demand for the console, especially from the latest OLED version. By spring, parts like microcomputers were a bottleneck in production, and Nintendo adjusted production targets because it didn’t have enough parts.
Originally 30 million Nintendo Switch units had to be produced, a record number because more people are gaming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In August of this year, it was announced that Nintendo had already sold just over 89 million units of the Nintendo Switch, which is more than the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ever did.
On October 8, Nintendo released the OLED version of the system, as well as the new Metroid Dread game.