Taking Necessary Measures
Nintendo is back with another update on how Coronavirus is impacting their development and distribution of their products. Although in the last update, they stated that “game releases planned for this fiscal year are currently not affected.” It may seem like that might no longer be the case, with much of the end-development being disrupted and the harmful environment of working in retail.
However, it does look like they are taking the situation seriously and putting the health of their employees ahead of deadlines, which is very commendable. Take a look at the full statement below.
“In terms of production and shipping, product supply may be impacted if issues involving the procurement of necessary components persist. In terms of sales, sales channels may be restricted by measures to prevent the spread of the virus including restrictions on movement outside the home and closure of retail stores. Development schedules may be impacted due to the difference in development environment between working from home and in the office since teleworking is implemented at the Company and its partners. As a result, we may not be able to proceed with the release of Nintendo products and the start of services as planned.
Nintendo will continue to conduct business operations by taking necessary measures so that it can continue to provide an environment in which consumers can enjoy its products and services, while giving due consideration to the health and safety of its consumers and employees.”