Nintendo shared an update on their Switch stock situation, along with how the pandemic impacted hardward production and software development. We've already shared these details in separate posts, but now you can see a more cohesive translation thanks to Sephazon.
Nintendo President Furukawa apologizes for the lack of Nintendo Switch stock in recent months. Ever since the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the global supply has been difficult to maintain. When there is high demand, increasing production may take some time to resolve.
He continues saying that Nintendo is taking the Nintendo Switch stock issue very seriously, and have already ramped up production, but say they don't have an immediate response beyond further studies of the market and demand forecasts.
Furukawa adds that production, sales, and development operations has been affected by COVID-19. Production of units temporarily ceased in February due to its effect on Chinese factories, but recovered shortly in March. Business operations should stabilize throughout the summer.
Procurement of parts necessary for production was briefly an issue in May, but is currently recovering. Depending on the work, some Nintendo employees may need to return to working at the office, but they are researching the best and flexible approaches, including rotating staff.
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi says Nintendo has faced development delays due to COVID-19, but it will not affect upcoming releases. In the future, if the pandemic continues, there could be delays in future development and releases.