Nintendo said Thursday that it's sold since the console's launch in 2017, which is more units sold than the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (aka the SNES). Also briefly mentioned after the sales numbers reveal was that the in China may have an effect on production of the Switch.
Nintendo CEO Shuntaro Furukawa said in a news briefing Thursday that Switch production in China is "seeing some impact from the coronavirus," according to a report from Reuters. He reportedly didn't provide details about the extent of the impact.
The first coronavirus cases in China cropped up on Dec. 31 in the city of Wuhan. Since then, the pneumonia-like illness has infected nearly McDonald's and some have seen their businesses affected by the outbreak.. Only five cases of the virus have been found in the US, but the first case of a was discovered Thursday. , ,
Nintendo didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on how much of an impact the virus will have on production.