KEY POINTS

  • Nintendo warned the coronavirus in China will cause production delays on products including Switch consoles, Joy-Con controllers, and "Ring Fit Adventures."
  • Preorders have been suspended in Japan for the "Animal Crossing" special edition Switch console 
  • Other tech companies affected by the outbreak includes Apple, whose suppliers have been forced to suspend production until further notice

Nintendo warned Thursday the coronavirus outbreak ravaging China will cause production delays on the Switch and other related products that will first hit Japan.

Nintendo provided their customers notice of the “inevitable” shortage in a statement Thursday on products including Switch consoles, Joy-Con controllers, and “Ring Fit Adventures.” This has forced Nintendo to suspend preorders for the “Animal Crossing” special edition Switch console to an unannounced date.

Western markets like the U.S. and Europe are not expected to be affected.

Nintendo said in a statement:

“We can confirm that the manufacturing of some Nintendo products for the Japanese market has been delayed due to the impact of 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak. 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 followed up with a second statement, saying it would “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.”

Another company feeling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak is Apple, which has seen multiple suppliers suspend production due to the virus. The suppliers include iPhone manufacturer Foxconn and Quanta, which is working with Apple on an “autonomous driving solution.”