Nintendo may have raised production for Switch by 20% to counter shortage


If you recall, there was news yesterday of how Nintendo is facing a shortage for Switch consoles globally. While unconfirmed, there may be some good news for those who are looking to buy one. Sources have claimed that Nintendo had increased the production of Switch consoles in the past few weeks to address any shortages.

According to Dr Serkan Toto (via DigiTimes), CEO of Kantan Games, Nintendo increased the production of the Nintendo Switch by 20% in the last 2 weeks. The additional orders were given to Foxconn and Hosiden, which are based in Taiwan and Japan respectively. It is believed that the new stocks of Switch consoles will be available as early as the end of April 2020.


Prices for the Switch have skyrocketed, especially for special bundles like this

This is good news, as it should help alleviate concerns of rising prices. If you try to shop for one on Lazada or Shopee, you'll find that one unit currently cost more than RM2200. Even the launch model's average prices were not quite this bad, despite a similar shortage issue at the time.

Anyway, if you want a new Switch console then you should wait for prices to come back down. Of course, you might not need it by then if the movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia is lifted. For those who still plan to get one, what games would you be looking to play on the Nintendo Switch? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to for more updates on this.