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Nintendo Switch Repair Centers Have Been Shutdown Due to COVID-19

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Nintendo Switch owners will have to be careful with their consoles for now.

Nintendo has announced that their Switch repair centers will be closed for the time being. This is due to the spread of COVID-19. The company's support page states that "during this closure, products sent in for repair may be returned to you as undeliverable." They continue on by saying that if their repair center has already received a product, it will stay there until repair services resume. Nintendo did state that if a warranty for a product were to expire during the shutdown, they will honor the warranty for the amount of time that the repair centers are closed. 

The company did state that "Once repair services resume, we will work as quickly as possible to get you playing again." 

Nintendo's U.K. repair services seems to still be up and running, according to a statement from the company's regional website. However, the website does state that there may be delays in responses to messages and processing repairs. 

As the Nintendo repair shop closes down, the system seems to be selling out at retailers, with stock likely being affected by COBID-19. 

"Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way," Nintendo said in a statement to GameSpot. "We apologize for any inconvenience."

Nintendo did not state on when gamers can expect the Switch to be back in stock at retailers. 

Despite all of the shutdowns and lack of Switch stock, Animal Crossing: New Horizons broke launch sales records on the Nintendo Switch in Japan. The game sold 1.88 million copies, beating out Pokemon Sword and Shield's record of 1.36 million copies. These figures do not include digital sales, which may account for nearly half of all sales. This makes New Horizons the year's biggest success so far. 

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