Nintendo Doubling Switch Production

Company now plans to produce 16 million consoles by March 2018.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 03/17/2017 17:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Despite launching outside of the traditional holiday season, Nintendo’s newest console Switch is off to a promising start, breaking sales records for the company and selling out of stores across the country. In fact, demand for Switch has been so strong that Nintendo will be increasing the amount of consoles it plans to produce in the coming fiscal year.

According to Wall Street Journal, Nintendo now plans to produce “16 million or more” Switch consoles in the fiscal year beginning April 1, at least double its initial projections of eight million. That certainly bodes well for the system’s fortunes, especially considering the company’s previous home console, Wii U, managed to sell a little over 13.5 million units throughout its entire life. And with blockbuster titles like Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey still slated to launch this year, demand for Switch will likely only grow stronger.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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