Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Nintendo does not concentrate resources on switch OLED, other models “Meeting various needs”

In response to the news that the ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips in the world will affect the production of Nintendo Switch, Japanese companies will concentrate limited resources only on OLED models as other versions of consoles support it. I said that there is nothing. For the needs of various players.

As part of an interview with BloombergShuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, does not expect the shortage to recover soon, but explained that the company will allocate more resources than its latest model, the Switch OLED.

Comparison of Nintendo Switch OLED model and original Nintendo Switch

“There are no plans to focus our supply resources solely on OLED models,” Furukawa said. “Each of the three models caters to the different needs of our customers. Sales of the original switch and Lite models have been strong since the release of the OLED model.”

Initially, Nintendo planned to produce about 30 million Nintendo Switches from now to the end of the year. However, due to the shortage, the company recently readjusted its target to 24 million. This is about 20% lower than originally expected.

Speak as part of a briefing reported by Reuters, Mr. Furukawa said, “We cannot produce enough to meet the demand expected during the holiday season. Currently, there are no signs of improvement and the difficult situation continues, so we do not know how long it will last.”

The popularity of switches over the last few years has been immeasurable. Until last month, according to data collected by The NPD Group, the console has been the US monthly hardware chart leader in unit sales for 33 months and has consistently outperformed its rivals since November 2018. Finally defeated by Sony’s PlayStation 5 in September, there is no doubt about the continued demand for handhelds.

Estimates for the duration of chip shortages tend to fluctuate. Intel suggested in August that supply problems across the industry could be dragged into 2023, but recently Toshiba director Takeshi Kamebuchi said the chips were “very tight” until September 2022. He said he would remain, and gave a slightly more optimistic outlook.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN.You can follow him twitter..