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Following the Corona virus: Nintendo reports console supply disruptions - Walla! TECH

2020-02-06T23:55:16.581Z

The Corona virus has killed hundreds of victims in China, with tens of millions of people being quarantined by the communist power. Now Nintendo reports disruptions in the supply of consoles in Japan, the home state, ...



Following the Corona virus: Nintendo reports console supply disruptions

The Corona virus has killed hundreds of victims in China, with tens of millions of people being quarantined by the communist power. Nintendo is now reporting disruptions in the supply of consoles in Japan, the home state, including disruptions in the supply of accessories. Only last week announced a special edition console, which was rejected at this time

Following the Corona virus: Nintendo reports console supply disruptions

Nintendo has announced to customers in the Japanese home market that production and console shipments, including accessories, may be delayed due to the impact of the Corona's decline. Just last week, it launched a special edition for the Switch console, and now the pre-order has been rejected from Saturday for an unknown date. The company regretted this to consumers, promising that it would continue to monitor the situation and update consumers. Nintendo specifically addressed shipments in Japan, since the same consoles are made in China, so it is unclear whether inventory to the rest of the world, including Israel, will be harmed.

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Last year, Nintendo noted that it began diversifying the supply chain, using factories in Southeast Asia, especially for the US market, where it prefers to avoid high production tariffs. According to reports worldwide, most of the Nintendo consoles are manufactured by Foxconn, a Chinese enterprise that is also responsible for iPhone production. The same plant closed due to the Corona epidemic and is expected to remain closed for the coming week. Nintendo also announced that the launch of the accessory in question, the Ring Fit Adventure, in Japan is expected to be postponed, with the launch date at this time unknown.

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The World Health Organization declared an emergency last week, and efforts are underway to develop a vaccine against the virus, which has caused severe economic damage to China. Countries around the world, including Israel and the United States, have announced that they will not bring into their territories people residing in China, except nationals, and they are also subject to isolation. It has also been reported recently that new iPhone production may also be postponed, as it was also done at Foxconn plants.

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