Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo Switch units delayed by coronavirus

Nintendo announced that coronavirus had an impact on its supply chain, affecting Switch’s production and shipping in Japan. It is unclear how the epidemic will affect SWITCH equipment outdoors outside Japan, but that will affect their production. The Switch on the Animal Crossing Theme and its corresponding transportation case have been moved from one version of February 8 to TBA, leaving the aesthetically attractive console in difficulty of production with the end of the coronavirus nowhere in sight. Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch on March 20th.

Japanese pre-orders for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, both retail and digital, will not be affected by the coronavirus, but people who have pre-ordered the unique Switch console will have to wait a little longer to receive their units. If you live near a game shop that is sold out of the Nintendo Switch consoles, it is likely that their replenishment will be delayed due to the spread of the virus near the Switch supply chain.


Nintendo has recently published an apology for the delay, declaring: Due to the new coronavirus infection that currently happens, it is expected that production and shipping delays will be inevitable for devices such as Nintendo Switch and the Joy-con manufactured in China for the Japanese internal market. Was. Similarly, the deliveries of the Ring Fit Adventure currently out of stock should be delayed. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Their statement continued: We will work hard to deliver the product as soon as possible, while keeping an eye on the effects of the new coronavirus infection, and we look forward to your understanding. The coronavirus does not only impact Nintendo, but the Taipei Game Show has also been delayed until further notice due to the contagious virus.

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