Nintendo: There Could Be Nintendo Switch Shortage This Holiday Season
Nintendo Switch has been doing exceptionally well but, Nintendo can’t guarantee if there will be enough units during the Holiday season as there could be Nintendo Switch shortage. According to Nintendo, the problem is not that they are not producing enough units but, the supply chain is “complex”.
Speaking with Financial Times, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that there are multiple choke points that could cause Nintendo Switch Shortage during this Holiday season. He added that Nintendo “don’t want to have a consumer disappointed by not being able to get one for the holiday season. But managing that complex supply chain is a challenge”.
There is not one choke point, there are multiple choke points. I won’t go into any more detail but it’s not just one component. I’m going to make millions of these units to flow into the marketplace. But what I don’t know is what the demand is going to be. And there is a potential that demand is going to outstrip supply.
In related news, FIFA 18’s resolution and FPS for Switch have been confirmed for both docked and the handheld mode. FIFA 18 resolution and FPS will run at 1080/60 FPS on Nintendo Switch while docked, the game will run at 720/60 FPS in the handheld mode.
Also, EA has confirmed that the Switch version of FIFA 18 will not include the single player campaign and also will not be developed on Frostbite Engine.
Also, the list of third-party titles coming to Nintendo Switch might include Final Fantasy XV. Game Director, Hajime Tabata hinted that Final Fantasy XV could come to Switch during the Gamescom 2017 live stream.
Tabata didn’t mention Nintendo Switch by name but, hinted towards it by saying that they might be bringing Final Fantasy XV to a console whose name is very similar to Twitch.