Right now, the console market is really not that high, but Nintendo Switch has managed to keep its place. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released this year, and people are not interested in their predecessors anymore. Retailers will not be able to rely on Nintendo Switch in the following months. As per a report, the shortage of the console will have an impact on Europe and North America at the start of April, and it is all because of the Coronavirus outbreak happening in China, where the components are made.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons might not be enough to turn the tide
We know that the timing is the fortuned one for Nintendo. Next month, we’ll finally get our hands on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game will probably help move Switch units, but that will not be necessary if they are not available for consumers. The pre-orders for the game were delayed in Japan thanks to the outbreak, but this is really the only shortage confirmed.
This should not hurt Nintendo too much, but gamers will have to deal with some stuff, like purchasing the system. Some retailers should be concerned, as GameStop said about Switch that it is one of the bright spots in a bad holiday season for the company.
Nintendo will be affected by the demand shortage
Nintendo Switch will probably become scarce, and GameStop will not be able to hold the console. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the US in January.
Nintendo has found a one of a kind niche in the video game industry. Nintendo Switch is not that great as PlayStation and Xbox consoles, but it has managed to get amazing developers and games for the platform. We will see how the shortages will impact the growth of the console and how it will move on. Some ask themselves what impact PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will have on Nintendo Switch.