Switch Nintendo would be below goals because of the scarcity of semi

An article in the Nikkei Economic Journal claims that Nintendo has revised its targets for the distribution of Switch for the fiscal year closed on March 31, 2022. At issue, the shortage of semiconductors that would prevent the manufacturer from responding to the request and realize its initial objectives.

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As the Nikkei had already said last May, Nintendo would initially asked his partners to prepare for a historic year marked by a production of 30 million Switch for the exercise 2021-2022. Always according to the Japanese newspaper, Nintendo would have revised its 20% decline in a 20% switch on 24 million Switch between April 2021 and March 2022. As a reference, the switch achieved its biggest year during the 2020 exercise. -2021 with 28.83 million consoles distributed around the world.

In fact, it is important to note that the target of the 30 million mentioned by the Nikkei has never been confirmed or publicly claimed by Nintendo. Officially, the manufacturer has set itself the goal of elaborating 25.5 million Switch between April 2021 and March 2022, which is less than the previous year but would still be the second best year of the console.

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24 million, it also remains above the best years of any PlayStation console. Suffice to say that the impact of the scarcity remains relatively relative in the case of the switch, which in all cases should cross the bar of 100 million consoles sold before Christmas. The results of the quarter being expected this week, we will know precisely this Thursday, November 4th, whether Nintendo has revised its objectives for the rest of the fiscal year.