Switch 2 won’t suffer from component shortages, Nintendo says

July 6, 2024
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Nintendo’s Switch 2 won’t be hit by the same component shortages that blighted the launch of other recent consoles and led to months of product scarcity and scalping.

Speaking to investors this week, Nintendo said it had now “resolved” the issue which had seen it unable to manufacture enough Switch 1 hardware to meet demand in previous years. Both Sony, with PlayStation, and Microsoft, with Xbox, faced similar shortages for their own parts.

“That situation has now been resolved,” Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said of Switch 1 stock. “As for the
successor to Nintendo Switch, at present we do not think shortages of components will significantly affect production.”

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