"The impact of the new coronavirus infection spread throughout the world, which has affected the procurement of parts require for production, causing a delay in production of the Nintendo Switch hardware until May.
"However, there is a certain time lag between the time of manufacturing and the time it's lined up in the store, and there is still high demand for Nintendo Switch around the world."
In an annual shareholders meeting in Japan, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa attempts to allay these fears by confirming new hardware production is almost finished and ready to be shipped out.
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa says Switch production is almost finished, but warns of a lag between manufacturing and availability.
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