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Sold out: Nintendo Switch sales fall 33% in Japan amid supply snag

Sony PlayStation 5 logs 26% drop; companies risk losing out on holiday sales

Nintendo is unable to make enough Switch systems to keep up with demand. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

OSAKA/TOKYO -- Nintendo is struggling to break out of a frustrating sales slowdown, selling 33% fewer units of Switch game systems in the April-June quarter than a year ago in Japan due to a crippled supply chain.

Supply chain disruptions also slashed sales of rival Sony Group's PlayStation 5 consoles by 26% to about 200,000 units, spurring concerns that the companies risk missing out on a holiday-season opportunity at the end of the year.

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