Nintendo could face another shortage for Switch consoles in early 2022


Special editions could become even harder to come by

Supply shortages of electronic products aren't uncommon since the pandemic started. But for some industries, the biggest impact is the hike in prices (like graphics cards). If you're planning to buy a Nintendo Switch console, you might want to do it soon because this could happen.

According to Kyoto News (via Wccftech), Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said that the supply of parts for the Nintendo Switch could stall in early 2022. This will cause stagnation in production volume for the console, which is bad news as demand remains high. As you might have guessed, this shortage is related to the shortage of semiconductor parts that has affected many other industries. He also mentioned that Nintendo wasn't quite able to meet the demands for the console for Black Friday.

Smartphones may not have seen a significant price increase this year despite the supply shortage. But there was a period where prices for the Nintendo Switch were close to the RM2000 mark. For your info, the current market price in Malaysia is around RM1199, so the difference is quite noticeable. In other words, it's best to get one now before prices start going up due to the low supply.

If you were to get one, what's the first game you want to play? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for more updates on this.