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Nintendo to make 20% fewer Switch consoles due to chip crunch

Production revised down to 24 million units for fiscal 2021 despite high demand

Despite strong demand for its Switch game console, Nintendo has to scale back production plans due to a global shortage of semiconductors.

OSAKA -- Nintendo will only be able to produce about 24 million units of its popular Switch game console in the fiscal year through March, 20% below an original plan, Nikkei has learned.

Its production has been held up by shortages of semiconductors and other electronic parts amid strong demand for Switch, including for its latest version released on Oct. 8.

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