The COVID-19 pandemic has caused companies in the video game industry, and others, to struggle hard to get hold of semiconductors. However, it seems that the worst is over and Nintendo has just confirmed that the problem for the hybrid console is almost solved.
As you probably remember, in the last 2-3 years it was really hard to get a game console. This is because there weren’t the necessary tools to meet the demand, so the search for chips, or semiconductors, was really difficult.
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Now, and according to Nintendo’s 9-month financial report for fiscal year 2022/23, the company claimed that supply issues that have limited production for several years were “largely resolved” in the final months of 2022.
Because of this, all indications are that the effects of the semiconductor (and other component) shortages were largely resolved between last October and December, so shipments proceeded as planned.
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It is worth mentioning that Nintendo Switch uses technology that is slightly older than the hardware of Microsoft and Sony, a situation that would have helped those in Kyoto to have less impact in obtaining semiconductors.
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Thanks to this information, Nintendo expects to sell 18 million consoles for the fiscal year, a figure that will help it confirm itself as the third best-selling console in history.
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