The COVID-19 pandemic has bought various industries to a screeching halt across the globe, including the manufacture of a number of different electronics. This includes Nintendo Switch. Shortages in the US and UK have been well documented, with some desperate consumers confined to quarantine spending very high sums of money in order to procure a console for themselves. Sadly, these shortages don’t seem as though they’ll be coming to an end anytime soon. Nintendo of Japan released a Tweet discussing how the system will soon cease to be shipped to retailers and consumers in the region:
[お知らせ]Nintendo Switch本体（「あつまれ どうぶつの森 本体セット」含む）ならびにNintendo Switch Lite本体は、ご予約分を除き今週の出荷はございません。来週以降の出荷予定については改めてお知らせいたします。
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) April 7, 2020
In short, only existing reservations of the console (both regular and Lite iterations) will be fulfilled in the immediate future. When Nintendo will be able to resume the manufacture and sale of its highly popular system is up in the air, as the world continues to grapple with the need to hunker down and stave off the threat of the coronavirus. We’ll continue to monitor the situation here and relay any changes to you all.
Source: Nintendo of Japan Twitter Account
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