Nintendo has increased by 20% of the production of the Switch with the objective of distributing the new console by the end of April, however, the situation with regard to Japan is radically changed in a matter of a few hours.
The company announced it had suspended the shipments and distribution in Japan, known as the land of the rising sun has just declared a state of emergency due to the epidemic of the Coronavirus, blocking Osaka and Tokyo and the prefectures of Saitama, Fukuoka, Kanagawa, Hyogo and Chiba until the 6th of may. The home of the Kyoto reaffirmed that this measure is absolutely temporary, also, there will be effects with regard to the deployment of the Switch and Switch Lite in the West.
Nintendo Switch is sold out in all major international markets, at the moment it is difficult to find the console at major retailers such as GameStop and Amazon, stocks for winter were finished in advance, and the epidemic of the Coronavirus has not allowed to supply properly the traders.
The boom in Animal Crossing New Horizons (almost three million copies sold in Japan alone) has obviously driven the sales of Switches with the sellers, they have quickly finished the units at their disposal without the possibility of receiving in the short-term.