In a statement to Kotaku, Nintendo clarified that they do not expect the coronovirus to have any impact on Switch deliveries outside of Japan.
Nintendo does not anticipate a significant impact on our broader global supply chain for systems and accessories at this time, and product sales in North America and Europe, including preorders, are not affected. We would like to express our concern and support for all those affected by the coronavirus during this challenging time.
Nintendo recently moved some of its manufacturing sites to Vietnam, to avoid risk, so maybe that’s where the ones destined for the NA and EU markets are coming from. Unlucky for you, Japan.
The 2019-nCoV coronavirus has, at present, killed over 1000 people in mainland China. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of today, there have been no 2019-nCoV infections anywhere in Africa, in case you were still wondering.
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