Switch Shipments Will Continue in Europe & Americas

Despite temporarily suspending domestic shipments of the Nintendo Switch console (see this post), shipments will continue in Europe and the Americas, according to Nikkei, as there’s still enough stock for the West. Production has been delayed due to the coronavirus. Production at factories in China and Vietnam has returned to a certain level, although it has not fully recovered. Thanks to BlackKite for help with the translation.

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New Horizons Sells 3.5x More Than New Leaf in UK

First week sales for Animal Crossing: New Horizons at retail in the UK are 3.5 times more than Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS, and way ahead of first week numbers for DOOM Eternal, although below combined numbers for the Pokémon Sword & Shield games. Digital sales are not included but expected to be high due to the coronavirus outbreak in the UK and the country’s PM, Boris Johnson, recommending its people stay indoors. Purchase Animal Crossing: New Horizons here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. [Thanks, gamesindustry.biz]

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