The semiconductor crisis ‘is far from over’, according to the president of Nintendo

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, the situation around the chip and semiconductor manufacturing has become very critical, with consistent delays and inevitable difficulties in the assembly and distribution of new generation consoles and higher-end PCs.

The semiconductor crisis appears to continue to cause problems for Sony and Microsoft with the risk of PS5 and Xbox Series X / S shortage until 2024. And also Shuntaro Furukawapresident of Nintendo, has a pessimistic view of the immediate future. In the course of a call with investors, the number one of the Big N stated that “there is no end on the horizon for the semiconductor crisis right now“, suggesting difficulties for consumers in getting a new console quickly.

A situation that begins to weigh even on Nintendo itself, considering that cuts have been taken into account for the Nintendo Switch sales estimates for the fiscal year 2022/2023. Furthermore, President Furukawa disclaims any comments on the possible arrival of new hardware for the Switch in the near future, a fact that could partly fuel the speculations that see the Japanese giant also grappling with the serious crisis that is already afflicting other companies.

It will therefore be necessary to arm yourself with a lot of patience: the risk that even in the coming months it may be difficult to recover one PS5 or one Xbox Series X / Sbut also a Switch, remains concrete for now.

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