Shortages have started to hit Japan due to the coronavirus. If it keeps up shortages will start happening in the rest of the world.
I just don't understand why Japanese players wouldn't buy Switch Lite if hybrid Switch is facing shortages.
It's not like they play at home on the TV for the most part (probably 80% of them).
Before the shortages, the majority of Switch sales in Japan were the hybrid model despite it being more expensive, so clearly while some Japanese consumers will settle for a Lite if it's all they can get, they clearly prefer the base version.
It's not like Japanese folks don't play at home at all, more that they don't have as much time to play only there, so the regular Switch allowing them to play both at home and on the go suits their lifestyle better. Ring Fit Adventure is also a big seller for the Switch there, and that's primarily a TV-mode game.
Last edited by curl-6 - on 26 February 2020