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Nintendo Planning to Double Switch Production

Can’t get your hands on a Nintendo Switch? Yeah, me neither. The initial shipments of the system have completely sold out, and unless you wanna shell out $400+ for one right now from scalpers, you might be waiting until April until Nintendo ships out more.

However, when that time comes, there may actually be plenty to go around. According to the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo plans on doubling production of the Nintendo Switch to meet the high demand. A quote from the Wall Street Journal reads:

“In the fiscal year starting April 2017, assemblers under contract with Nintendo are now planning to manufacture 16 million or more Switches, up from an initial plan for 8 million, said people briefed on the plans. Even after accounting for inventory, that suggests Nintendo believes it can sell significantly more than 10 million units during the 12-month period, they said, beating expectations of many analysts.”

So great news all around. Not only does it mean more people will be able to find a Switch, but it also shows a great deal of confidence on Nintendo’s part. Nintendo has noted that the Switch is outselling the Wii at launch and 16 million units in its fiscal year is already more than the 13.5 million that the Wii U sold in its lifetime, assuming the Switch can sell through those units.

Many great looking titles are expected to release this year such as ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 just to name a few. There’s a lot for Switch owners to look forward to down the line.

Stephan Phelps
A gamer through and through. Lover of all kinds of games with an especially soft spot for Nintendo.

Favorite game: EarthBound

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