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Jranation said:
Why is it only in Japan?

From what I understand the Switch consoles that are destined to EU and NA are made somewhere else so they are not affected.

Edit: Read up a bit on it and last summer they moved some production to Vietnam. 

“For the past several years, we have been exploring options for assembling product in Vietnam to diversify our manufacturing options," the company said in a statement to USA TODAY. "While we will continue to manufacture Nintendo Switch consoles in China, we will also gradually begin to manufacture a portion of our consoles in Vietnam, starting this summer.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2019/07/09/nintendo-tariffs-not-behind-moving-some-switch-production-china/1683130001/

Thank God for that move or else the situation would be much worse. 

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TruckOSaurus said:
Jranation said:
Why is it only in Japan?

From what I understand the Switch consoles that are destined to EU and NA are made somewhere else so they are not affected.

Edit: Read up a bit on it and last summer they moved some production to Vietnam. 

“For the past several years, we have been exploring options for assembling product in Vietnam to diversify our manufacturing options," the company said in a statement to USA TODAY. "While we will continue to manufacture Nintendo Switch consoles in China, we will also gradually begin to manufacture a portion of our consoles in Vietnam, starting this summer.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2019/07/09/nintendo-tariffs-not-behind-moving-some-switch-production-china/1683130001/

Thank God for that move or else the situation would be much worse. 

Oh wow. That was a good move from them. It will be interesting if they will expand more in Vietnam by the end of the year. 



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Jranation said:
TruckOSaurus said:

From what I understand the Switch consoles that are destined to EU and NA are made somewhere else so they are not affected.

Edit: Read up a bit on it and last summer they moved some production to Vietnam. 

“For the past several years, we have been exploring options for assembling product in Vietnam to diversify our manufacturing options," the company said in a statement to USA TODAY. "While we will continue to manufacture Nintendo Switch consoles in China, we will also gradually begin to manufacture a portion of our consoles in Vietnam, starting this summer.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2019/07/09/nintendo-tariffs-not-behind-moving-some-switch-production-china/1683130001/

Thank God for that move or else the situation would be much worse. 

Oh wow. That was a good move from them. It will be interesting if they will expand more in Vietnam by the end of the year. 

I wouldn't be surprised if shortages would start happening worldwide as the Coronavirus spreads more. But it will take a while before there are any significant shortages in the west. 



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Nintendo have nothing at the start of Q4 and yet Switch momentum is up YOY thx to the unreleased game ACNH.



LGBTDBZBBQ said:
Nintendo have nothing at the start of Q4 and yet Switch momentum is up YOY thx to the unreleased game ACNH.

Well, also because they're coming off a stronger year in 2019 compared to this time last year. And in spite of a looming pandemic that's already strangling a good chunk of their production.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.