The problem is particularly acute this year because the coronavirus has squeezed production and pushed more console sales online.
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Set to open Feb. 4, the attraction is part of a long-delayed, ¥60 billion effort to introduce Mario and other beloved characters to real-world theme park visitors.
Nintendo is expected to raise its fiscal-year sales target from the current 24 million when it next reports quarterly results.
Factory and logistical disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic have hurt manufacturers’ ability to keep up.
The new PlayStation is Sony’s most important gadget since the Walkman, and it goes head-to-head with Microsoft Corp.’s next-generation Xbox over the holidays.
As the Xbox has virtually zero presence in Japan, there is plenty of room for it to increase its share of the market.
The hike in the firm’s outlook underscores how the entertainment giant is benefiting from a global pandemic-era consumer shift.
Microsoft is also engaging creators in the country, distributing development kits to more than 100 of them.
Sony is widely expected to reveal its own launch and pricing plans for the PlayStation 5 during an official video presentation scheduled for Wednesday.
The games maker has been struggling to keep up with demand for the console for most of this year, boosted by the runaway success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.