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Nintendo expects 10% fewer Switch sales due to supply chain woes

Shanghai lockdown, chip shortages complicate fiscal 2022 production plans

Nintendo plans to sell more software to make up for a decline in Switch console sales. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

OSAKA -- Nintendo expects to sell only about 20 million Switch game consoles in the current fiscal year, a 10% decrease from fiscal 2021, despite strong demand, Nikkei has learned, as a semiconductor shortage and disruptions to logistics networks hamper production.

The figure is a 30% decrease from fiscal year 2020, when sales of the Switch hit a peak at 28.83 million units.

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