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Nintendo halts Switch shipments in Japan as orders surge

Console sells for twice its usual price via online vendors

Nintendo's Switch is produced in such countries as China and Vietnam.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Nintendo has suspended shipments of the Switch game console in Japan as the company became unable to keep up with rising demand due to supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus, Nikkei has learned.

No date was given for the shipments to resume. Shipments in the U.S. and Europe, where Nintendo still possesses inventory, will continue as normal.

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