The global chip shortage is affecting the production of almost every tech-related product, whether it's from tech giants like Apple, Google, or the automobile industry. Unfortunately, The gaming industry is no exception, gaming consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X are still pretty hard to get hands-on and we are months in after launch.
Now, Nintendo Switch has also become the victim of semiconductor shortage affecting its production. "Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said production has been hindered by the situation, seemingly making it seem worse than was implied a few weeks early. " GameSpot reported "Nintendo is not able to produce all the products [it wants] to" Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa added.
The Nintendo Switch is pretty tough to find, but it's still far better than the level of shortage PS5 and Xbox Series X is experiencing. And it's not an out of blue statement from the company, last month, Furukawa notified the possibility of chip shortage in the future and said "it had the supplies needed for immediate production of semiconductors for the time being," to use for Nintendo Switch manufacturing.
Nintendo Switch is one of the most successful products introduced by the company and has sold nearly 85 million units to date. As chip shortage is not looking to be resolved any time soon you might have to wait a while for your next-gen gaming consoles.