The New Animal Crossing Switch Bundle Will Be Delayed by Coronavirus
Nintendo has announced that coronavirus has impacted their supply chain, affecting Switch production and shipment in Japan. It is unclear how the outbreak will impact Switch hardware sales outside Japan but it will impact their production. The Animal Crossing-themed Switch unit and its matching carrying case have been moved from a February 8th release to TBA, leaving the aesthetically appealing console struggling in production with the end of coronavirus no where in sight. Animal Crossing: New Horizons releases exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on March 20th.
Japanese pre-orders for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, both retail and digital, won’t be impacted by the coronavirus but people who pre-ordered the unique Switch console will have to wait a little longer to receive their units. If you live near a game store that is sold out of Nintendo Switch consoles, it’s likely that their restock will be delayed due to the virus spreading to close to the Switch supply chain.
Nintendo has recently released an apology for the delay, saying “Due to the new coronavirus infection that is currently occurring, it is expected that production and shipment delays will be inevitable for peripheral devices such as the Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con manufactured in China for the Japanese domestic market. Was. Similarly, shipments of the currently out-of-stock “Ring Fit Adventure” are expected to be delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
Their statement continued, “we will work hard to deliver the product as soon as possible, while keeping an eye on the effects of the new coronavirus infection, and we look forward to your understanding.” The coronavirus isn’t only impacting Nintendo, but the Taipei Game Show was delayed until further notice due to the contagious virus as well.
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