Switch sells out at Nintendo Japan online store following coronavirus stock issues
Shipments were recently delayed due to outbreak
Nintendo’s online store in Japan has sold out of the flagship Switch console, following stock issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
As spotted by Japanese Nintendo, the flagship model is currently unavailable to purchase from My Nintendo Store in any form, including a Minecraft set, although the portable-only Switch Lite remains an option.
Nintendo recently delayed Switch hardware shipments to Japan and Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak in China.
The company also postponed plans to begin taking Japanese and Korean pre-orders for the recently revealed Animal Crossing Switch hardware bundle, though its March 20 release date remains unaffected.
Other products impacted by shipment delays include Switch Joy-Con controllers and the Ring-Con required to play Ring Fit Adventure, which topped the latest Japanese software chart.
While the virus has impacted the Chinese production site which supplies Japan and Korea, a Nintendo spokesperson told Bloomberg that US and European shipments are unaffected.
If the situation worsens, Nintendo said it may consider redirecting some hardware shipments from its production site in Vietnam, which primarily supplies the US, to Japan.
Private Division recently delayed the Switch version of The Outer Worlds due to the coronavirus.
The coronavirus has reportedly killed 910 people globally, the vast majority in mainland China, and infected more than 40,000 people.