Nintendo has been striving to keep up with the great demand for switch consoles most of the year, primarily for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a big sales success and for those who are at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. I did. They also had to deal with finding a way to adapt to the US-China trade war. As a result, Nintendo decided to get some help.
Bloomberg reports that Nintendo has added Sharp Corporation as a switch console assembler, according to “people directly involved in the problem.” This isn’t the first time Nintendo has worked with them. In the past, Sharp had assembled Nintendo’s NES console, but later provided some “key components” for the 3DS.
Sharp has a factory in Malaysia, an alternative manufacturing base outside of China that Nintendo was looking for due to the trade war. The factory also has additional capacity, and Nintendo can direct switch orders there to increase console unit production. “Production on Southeast Asian sites is limited,” according to Bloomberg sources. Foxconn Tech in China still handles most of the switch production in the region.