This year was for history books when it comes to 2020. We have all worked with coronaviruses and are still openly working on health epidemics. However, when things start to return to normal, we can expect that the low production of certain products will return completely. For example, one of the hot ticket items for the last few months is the Nintendo Switch. It is an entertainment console that appeals to viewers both young and old. For those of you who need a break from home life or a way to entertain young children during your remote work, the Nintendo Switch was quite a desirable thing.
However, during this period, production was shut down in some cases and this meant that available units began to dwindle. The units that were available were also quickly purchased by any unit looking to increase the price of their item. Resellers quickly paired it with the expected release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has made the Nintendo Switch a rare and expensive item. Still, things seem to be going back to normal.
During a shareholder meeting, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said the production of Nintendo Switch should return to normal this summer and the current status of first-party video game titles is determined. With that said, the Nintendo President also warned the audience that if the predictions turn out to be true and we have another wave of coronaviruses among us, we could have a very good impact on both console production and video game titles.
This fear is being dealt with the most right now. Some of us are still separated at home, unable to really gather socially and live normally again. If this second wave hits the fall, it could mean another time in which we would be forced to stay indoors. For now, only time will tell how this epidemic will develop.
Source: Kyodo News