Nintendo reportedly expects a 10% drop in sales of switches due to supply issues

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Although there is still high demand for the Switch, Nintendo is reportedly preparing for a drop in hardware sales.

According to Nikkei Asia, the Japanese video game giant expects to sell “only about 20 million Switch game consoles” in the current fiscal year, which would be a 10% drop from fiscal year 2021. Nikkei goes on to say how it has learned that “lack of semiconductors” and disruptions in the logistics network “are contributing factors.

This figure would be a decrease of 30% from the financial year 2020, when Switch sales reached 28.83 million units in the same period. In fiscal year 2021, Switch sales were estimated at around 23 million units (down 20%).

To combat this, Nintendo apparently intends to “sell more” Switch software in the current fiscal year. So far, the 2022 calendar includes games like Mario Strikers: Battle League, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Splatoon 3 and Pok√©mon Scarlet and Violet.

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