Nintendo to make 20% fewer switch consoles because of chip shortage -Nikkei

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The Nintendo logo is displayed astatine the Nintendo Tokyo store, successful Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 19, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

TOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Nintendo Co. (7974.T) volition marque 20% less Switch games consoles than planned successful the twelvemonth to March 31 due to the fact that of shortages of semiconductors and different components, the Nikkei concern regular reported.

Switch accumulation for the concern twelvemonth volition beryllium astir 24 cardinal units, the insubstantial reported, without saying wherever it obtained the information.

"The proviso and request of semiconductor parts is tight, and is affecting Switch production. We are assessing the impact," a Nintendo spokesperson said erstwhile asked astir the report.

Nintendo past period launched an upgraded Switch to widen the beingness of the aging device, but spot shortages are throwing the accumulation plans of planetary physics makers into disarray.

Automakers excessively are struggling with spot proviso concatenation disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing them to curtail output by hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

Nintendo volition study its net for the 3 months ending Sept. 30 connected Thursday.

Reporting by Tim Kelly and Sam Nussey, Editing by Louise Heavens

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