Over recent months, due to the ongoing chip supply issue, consumer electronics is facing threatening challenges in manufacturing, as they aren’t able to produce essential materials including chips and components. It’s affected game consoles along with various other products that include Sony and Microsoft struggling to keep up with demand for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. As for Nintendo, it made clear in its annual financial report that it believes it can source the resources it needs for manufacturing, but that there is still uncertainty that it’ll fully keep up with demand for Switch.
Toshiba Alarmed over Chip Supply Issue
One major company in the technology manufacturing industry, Toshiba, has now outlined that it expects chip supply issues to run well into next year. Bloomberg Takeshi Kamebuchi from Toshiba has taken Twitter in hand to highlight the video game customers are among those most concerned about the issues.
In terms of which parts Nintendo uses from Toshiba, this iFixit teardown of a launch model highlights that the 32GB of internal memory in the system is sourced from the company. Of course, manufacturing and parts used continually evolve, but Toshiba’s warnings point to the wider ongoing issues in consumer technology manufacturing.
Naturally, game companies will be pushing hard to get as many systems in stores as possible as the Holiday season approaches. However, getting hold of shiny new devices may still prove difficult in the coming months.