Nintendo Switch shortage to hit the market in 2018

The Nintendo Switch is expected to sell out at launch, with many gamers concerned that the device will not sell out within its first year on the market.

In a report by CNBC, the publication says Nintendo has already sold more than 10 million Switch units in China, but its sales numbers in the U.S. are far less impressive.

According to the report, Nintendo sold 4.9 million Switch consoles in the first half of 2018, compared to the 9.7 million units it sold during the same period in 2017.

While it’s not clear whether or not the Switch’s problems with battery and connectivity have contributed to its slow sales, the CNBC report notes that Nintendo is working to solve the issue.

The company is also expected to begin shipping the Nintendo Switch in more U.K. cities, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Birmingham-Shetland and Newcastle.