Nintendo Doubles Switch Production Due to High Demand

Nintendo Doubles Switch Production Due to High Demand

Nintendo will be doubling production of their new home/handheld hybrid console, the Switch. In the new financial year – which starts on April 1, 2017 – the Japanese company now looks set to manufacture 16 million consoles, over the initial plan of 8 million.

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal (via Gamasutra), Nintendo is increasing production due to high consumer demand. If Nintendo does sell these additional units, the Switch will eclipse previous system the Wii U, which moved 13.56 million boxes.

Nintendo recently confirmed some sales milestones for the Switch. The console sold more in its launch weekend across New Zealand and Australia combined than any previous Nintendo system in history. A similar record was also achieved in the Americas.

No official sales data for the Switch has been released. An analysis from SuperData currently puts it at 1.5 million units worldwide.

Did you pick up a Switch at launch? Or are you waiting for the library to grow? Let us know in the comments below!


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Comments Comments (6)

Posted by koyukon
On Monday 20 Mar 2017 9:00 AM
It's a good console. My favourite since n64 and ps2.
Posted by FreddlePopGameS
On Monday 20 Mar 2017 9:36 AM
I hope they can move them all. I think the console itself is amazing and it fulfils what it was promised to do. Bridge the gap between handheld and console gaming. Nintendo really needs to roll out all its features though. Don't get me wrong I'm happy just to play Zelda, but others who take the plunge and then realise the features and functions are limited and bare bones at the moment may not be as satisfied. I'm picking they will sell loads come November/December when Nario jumps onto the platform.
Posted by guido
On Monday 20 Mar 2017 10:45 AM
Very impressive Nintendo! For a console that was rolled out a little too early (missing features, slim launch lineup) this is very promising!
And there will be many people like me, long time Nintendo fans that felt burned by the Wii U and the loooong wait for Zelda/missing Metroid etc, that will pick up a Switch down the track once they've at least officially announced the games we were hoping would be on Wii U. Personally I will also wait for a price drop/second iteration (teardowns show the internal memory can be easily upgraded for example).
Posted by drunk_monk
On Monday 20 Mar 2017 10:48 AM
Woo, more sold consoles means more developers likely to make games.

Good stuff Tendo.
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 20 Mar 2017 7:38 PM
Doesn't Nintendo have a history of not proving enough?
Posted by AsianFella
On Tuesday 21 Mar 2017 6:37 PM
Interested to see if this will go the way of the WiiU or not, will be waiting to see how this all unfolds before committing to buying this console. No point in getting it if they decide to support it poorly, drip feeding decent titles.