View Full Version : Switch's only screen supplier facing some financial issues

08-10-2017, 04:07 PM
This could translate to longer shortage for Switch in the next couple of months?

Switch screen supplier facing some financial issues

Itís troubling times for Japan Display Inc. having suffered a net loss of 31.5 billion yen this past financial quarter. The company could be forced to partner with a Chinese or Taiwanese entity if it intends to survive, and 3,700 people will be laid off Ė or 30 percent of its total workforce. Thatís significant in the Nintendo scene as Japan Display is the sole supplier for Switch screens.

Takashi Mochizuki, who wrote about the news for WSJ, says that Japan Displayís business with Nintendo isnít that big since Switch uses cheaper panels. The number of Switch units produced is also much lower than the amount of screens created for Apple products. A notable part of Japan Displayís troubles have come about due to Apple moving away from liquid crystal displays in favor of OLED screens.

Itís not entirely clear how this news will impact Nintendo and Switch, if at all. Weíll keep an eye on the situation going forward.


Joe Redifer
08-10-2017, 11:56 PM
Just make the Switch a regular console and get rid of the dumb portability this that NOBODY wants and that EVERYBODY hates. Well... except for 80% of the people I mean. But this is about what I personally want, not what makes sense.