In 2022, Nintendo may not have enough Nintendo Switch to market to meet global demand. The alarm was raised by Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, who explained how the global pandemic situation could still negatively affect the production and transport of Nintendo Switch, as happened in recent months with other consoles.
“We can’t say that we have been able to supply enough Nintendo Switches after Black Friday, and the same will be after the start of the new year. It depends on the demand, but I don’t think we will be able to produce as many as we would like,” Furukawa explained.
The Nintendo president said that sales towards the end of the year were important, thanks to the Nintendo Switch OLED model. Still, he also spoke of logistical problems due, obviously, to the global pandemic. Furukawa also explained that the company had to ship many Nintendo Switches by air directly to the United States to make up for the lack of consoles, just in time for Black Friday.