The company has announced Nintendo fans that the upcoming games will face delays, and we still don’t know anything about Zelda Breath of the Wild 2. There was a short reveal trailer shown by the company at the last E3, but we didn’t really hear any details about the project. This might be a reason why there is still a lot of anticipation when it comes to the future of the Nintendo Switch release. Another reason might be the fact that the new Link adventure was so successful on Switch that it led to millions of sales during its release year.
As of now, it seems that Nintendo will be the host of the big event in June for the upcoming games. There were many people who were hoping for a big Zelda reveal, especially with the comments made by Nintendo recently. The president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, has confirmed during the recent Q&A that the upcoming fiscal year will see the several game delays due to the pandemic. He stated: “During the previous fiscal year when manufacturing in China was temporarily suspended in February due to COVID-19, it caused the delay of shipments of Nintendo Switch Hardware intended for sale in Japan.”
He also said that the effect on the overall performance of the business was minor. Manufacturing has seen a gradual recovery since March, and the impact of the virus spread globally made it impossible to get enough quantities of some of the components they needed.
They cannot produce the full quantity of units that they want to produce. But there are some signs of gradual improvement, and we anticipate that the impact of COVID-19 on the production will actually subside by summer, and then they will be able to produce throughout the year of volume that will get in line with the sale forecast for the fiscal year.