Nintendo expects Nintendo Switch sales to decline by 10% in 2022
It is reported that Nintendo expects the sales volume of Nintendo Switch in 2022 to decrease by 10% from the previous year to about 20 million units. The reason we expect Nintendo Switch sales to decline seems to be the supply problem facing Nintendo.
Nintendo expects 10% fewer Switch sales due to supply chain woes --Nikkei Asia
Nintendo Expects To Sell Fewer Switch Consoles This Year Due To Supply Issues --Report --GameSpot
Nintendo's cumulative worldwide sales of Nintendo Switch were 28.83 million units in 2020 and 23 million units in 2021. As of February 2022, the company announced that it had revised its forecast for Nintendo Switch sales in 2022 downward from 24 million units to 23 million units, explaining the reason as 'insufficient supply of semiconductors, etc.' Was there.
According to reports from Nikkei Asia, Nintendo has further revised its 2022 Nintendo Switch sales forecast to around 20 million units due to a global semiconductor shortage caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and disruption of the distribution network. .. According to sources, Nintendo is struggling to procure microcontrollers and other parts for the Nintendo Switch, and partly due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus in China, which is in charge of manufacturing the Nintendo Switch, 'supply chain. The problem in is further amplified. '
According to sources, if the city blockade in Shanghai continues, Nintendo's Nintendo Switch sales forecast may fall below 20 million units. In addition, although the sales forecast of Nintendo Switch is decreasing, Nintendo is refraining from releasing a noteworthy title in the latter half of 2022, Splatoon 3 will appear on September 9, and Pokemon Scarlet Violet will appear in winter. Both are expected to be million sellers.
The release date of 'Splatoon 3' has been revealed!— Splatoon (@SplatoonJP) April 22, 2022
It's September 9th!
We hope you will look forward to the ever-expanding Nawabari Battle in the great outdoors and in the big cities. pic.twitter.com/PzRe2gHyjR
Not only Nintendo, which is affected by the shortage of semiconductors, but Intel, a major semiconductor company, predicts that the supply shortage will continue until 2024.
'Semiconductor shortage will continue until 2024,' said Intel CEO, farther from the forecast by 2023 --GIGAZINE