Nintendo Switch Is Selling Out Worldwide, but More Consoles "Are on the Way"
Japanese customers who reserved a console will receive their orders this week.
Nintendo has revealed that it is running low on stock of its Switch consoles worldwide. However, it has assured hopeful buyers that more gadgets are on the way. The company issued a note to its Japanese customers stating that those who reserved a console, including the limited-edition Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch, will receive their orders this week.
According to Gamesindustry.biz, standard shipping to retailers have been put on hold and customers have no information on “whether there would be any the following week.” Nintendo stated that stock shipments have been “delayed” across various markets due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Sales have jumped by more than 150 percent since March – however, the company has been struggling to resupply due to the increase in demand for the gadget, as well as Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
A U.S. representative told GamesIndustry.biz: “Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way. We apologize for any inconvenience.” Stay tuned while we wait for more information to surface.
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