Nintendo Direct summer 2020 update: Super Mario Switch reveal could be in jeopardy

“He continues saying that Nintendo is taking the Nintendo Switch stock issue very seriously, and have already ramped up production, but say they don’t have an immediate response beyond further studies of the market and demand forecasts.”

In the shareholders meeting it was also revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to development delays but it won’t affect upcoming releases.

Sephazon posted: “Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi says Nintendo has faced development delays due to COVID-19, but it will not affect upcoming releases. In the future, if the pandemic continues, there could be delays in future development and releases.”

It remains to be seen whether Nintendo does look at alternative ways of delivering news to fans – instead of Directs – in the future.

But in the meantime anticipation amongst fans is high for the Direct that should have been taking place around E3 time.

Rumour has it this broadcast could be taking place towards the end of the summer, and given the Switch’s release schedule for the rest of the year there is plenty of hype.