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Remember how difficult it was to get your hands on a Switch console when Nintendo initially released the system three years ago? The rabid demand prompted Nintendo to issue a statement saying the shortage was "definitely not intentional." That's all in the rear view mirror now, though the Coronavirus outbreak could result in another shortage of the popular console. If so, the timing would be particularly unfortunate, considering how well it is still selling—cumulative sales of the Switch recently surpassed that of the legendary Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), with 52.48 million units sold to date, including 10.81 million Switch unit sales during the last quarter. The Switch... Read more...
In what is an unprecedented move for the world’s biggest mobile devices expo, Mobile World Congress 2020 has been officially cancelled. As you might have surmised, the event was cancelled because of the ongoing global threat of the coronavirus, which has so far claimed the lives of over 1,000 people. When we first reported on the coronavirus live dashboard back on February 3rd, the death toll “only” stood at 362. Needless to say, a gathering of tens of thousands of people in Barcelona, Spain from all over the world presents a huge risk. With all of these people mingling in close proximity for days, and then flying back home, the potential for the coronavirus to further... Read more...
The deadly Coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc, both in claiming human victims (the death toll is now over 1,000) and in disrupting the economy. Obviously the latter is of secondary importance, though as it pertains to that, there is talk of the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2020 event being cancelled because of the virus. Mobile World Congress (MWC) is a major deal in the mobile industry. It is scheduled to run from Monday, February 24, to Thursday, February 27, in Barcelona. Rather than risk spreading the disease, however, the event could end up being shelved this year (or potentially rescheduled, though we'd surprised if that was the case). According to a Spanish-language report... Read more...
Pricing for DRAM and NAND flash memory products have proven to be fickle over the years, as the memory chip market is a volatile one. It sometimes seems like even changes in the wind can affect pricing. Or more recently, the Coronavirus that is wreaking havoc is also affecting the memory market. That said, Adata chairman Simon Chen is confident that both consumer demand and pricing on memory products will pick back up once the virus is contained. It's not clear to what extent the Coronavirus is impacting the memory industry specifically. In other markets, it is taking a toll. In both Shanghai and Hong Kong, Disney closed its amusement parks to help stop the virus from spreading, which some estimates... Read more...
The coronavirus has taken the world by storm in the past month, and is actively disrupting travel, trade, and unfortunately taking lives in the process. For those that are concerned about the coronavirus, or simply would like to see a detailed graphical representation of reported cases around the globe, the Center for Systems Science and Engineering has constructed an informative live dashboard to track it. The coronavirus live dashboard gives us an incredibly detailed look at the coronavirus thanks to it pulling data from multiple sources including the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control... Read more...