Nintendo of Japan today announced a new color will be arriving to the Nintendo Switch Lite line-up, the new coral edition will arrive in Japan on March 20.
In the official announcement of the new Nintendo Switch Lite Coral edition, Nintendo also made an announcement about Coronavirus, and promises that pre-order buyers will have their unit delivered at the launch date established.
As of February 18, the new coronavirus infection has affected the production and shipment of the Nintendo Switch for the Japanese domestic market, and has caused great inconvenience to customers.
Due to … Coronavirus infection that is currently occurring, it is expected that production and shipment delays will be inevitable for peripheral devices such as the Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con manufactured in China for the Japanese domestic market.. Similarly, the currently out-of-stock “Ring Fit Adventure” is expected to be delayed in shipment.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will work hard to deliver the product as soon as possible, while keeping an eye on the effects of the new Coronavirus infection, and we look forward to your understanding.
Pre-orders starts in Japan on March 7, in the official announcement, Nintendo said that the units are still be manufactured, shipping units will be ready in the end of March. A worldwide release is expected to arrive a bit later, so, if you’re planning to buy a Nitendo Switch Lite might as well to save your money and wait for the new color.
Nintendo reported that FY19 was great, even ahead of the company’s expectations (even though The Financial Times disagrees) but the outbreak of the virus is already affecting Mario’s home.
Nintendo is, at the moment, the only gaming company of the big three to be honest about the implications of the Coronavirus on console production, perhaps Sony and Xbox are playing the wait game as, anxiety among investors might critically affect the launch of the next gen consoles.
Nintendo of Japan President Shuntaro Furukawa talked about the virus in late January, he said that “prolonged problems will affect the product delivery plans”. Shortly after, Nintendo announced the delay pre-orders for the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons.