A few days ago we informed you that Nintendo revealed that the recent outbreak of coronavirus in China affected the production of Nintendo Switch and other products. Now, the company reported that this unfortunate situation will not affect its customers in America and Europe.
Through a statement (via Kotaku), a Nintendo spokesman acknowledged that the coronavirus has affected the production and distribution of some of its products for the Japanese market. That said, he assures that the above will not happen in America, so products like the Nintendo Switch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive on their set date.
“We can confirm that the manufacturing of some Nintendo products for the Japanese market has been delayed due to the impact of 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak. Nintendo does not anticipate a significant impact on our broader global supply chain for systems and accessories at this time, and product sales in North America and Europe, including preorders, are not affected. We would like to express our concern and support for all those affected by the coronavirus during this challenging time,” a spokesperson for Nintendo of America said.
As we have told you, the coronavirus has had an impact on different factors in the video game industry. Only yesterday, Private Division announced that The Outer Worlds for Switch was delayed since the coronavirus impacted the development team responsible for the port. Luckily, this situation not only brought bad news to fans, since Private Division announced that they will now release the physical version of The Outer Worlds in cartridge. In addition, several competitive events have been canceled to prevent the spread of this virus.
In recent news, Nintendo has confirmed that Switch is entering the middle of its life cycle. On the other hand, the Japanese company of the Big N has confirmed that there will be no Switch Pro this year.