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Nintendo Switch sales hit by semiconductor shortage

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The company initially forecast total sales of 25.5 million consoles for the current fiscal year. Ultimately, they will only be 24 million.

Semiconductors, materials used to make electronic chips, have been very popular since the start of the pandemic. The shortage affects many businesses, even auto makers, and could impact Christmas gift orders.

Our shipment forecast for the second half of the year has been reduced due to the change in our production plan due to the effects of the global semiconductor shortageNintendo wrote in its financial report.

However, the company expects stronger sales of its gaming software.

Nintendo launched a new version of the Switch, featuring an OLED screen, on October 8.

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