Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa has revealed in a recent news briefing that the coronavirus epidemic has impacted the production of the Switch in China.
Nintendo earlier released their financial report for the quarter ending December 31, 2019. Shipments figures for the Nintendo Switch reached 52.48 million units, while the Nintendo 3DS hit 75.71 million units shipped. The company also increased their forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 from 18 million to 19.5 million.
With the new forecast of 19.5 million, it would leave 1.75 million more Switch units to ship in the current quarter to reach their forecast. This is a large drop from 2.47 million sold during the same quarter a year ago, and this could be directly impacted by the coronavirus.