Amazon has built a massive reputation as an online store that delivers a large variety of products, ranging from food and clothes to hardware and accessories. The company has been a lot of pressure in recent times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of people placed additional orders during the last weeks. It has recently announced that some of the delivery of some of the pre-orders for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be delayed.
A reason for the delay wasn’t provided, but select sources argue that the cause is staffing shortage as some Amazon centers do not have enough workers that can package and prepare the orders in a timely manner.
Staffing issues should not come as a surprise as many people strive to avoid social interactions due to the fear of being infected with COVID-19, and many center setups force employees to be close to each other in an attempt to accelerate the workflow.
Amazon delayed the shipment of Animal Crossing: New Horizons due to COVID-19, disappointing the game’s fans
Disgruntled buyers have complained about the delays on several social media and tech platforms, with many stating that the delivery date has been shifted to March 24th or even later by Amazon. The surprise was quite unexpected since some placed their orders a few months ago with the aim of securing a copy upon release.
It is worth noting that the game has been well-received by reviewers and players alike. Many have appreciated the introduction of a revamped progression system that makes the title more rewarding regardless of the activity which is being pursued. As the Switch offers powerful hardware, the graphics are also quite impressive, and the open-world layout feels more complex and populated.
Many core elements that made the popular game return in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with one of them being the accurate in-game time which matches the real-time in your region. The issue seems to affect specific regions in Canada and the United States. An email will be sent if your order has been delayed.