Nintendo Looking To Majorly Increase Nintendo Switch Production Next Year

Gwen Vasquez
November 11, 2017

The Switch has gone well beyond Nintendo's expectations, as the company only expected to sell about 10 million units in the first fiscal year. Nintendo is not slowing down as more great games will be out in 2018. In both Japan and North America, stock for the Switch always sells out.

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In a report from The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is planning to increase production of the Nintendo Switch to bring between 25-30 million Switches to retailers through 2018, with the ramped up production to begin in April with the start of Nintendo's new fiscal year. The console has also attracted the attention of third-party studios, receiving ports of Doom (out today) and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (out on November 17). Over a seven-month period, Nintendo sold 7.63 million systems and plans to sell 9.1 million more by the console's one-year anniversary. In other words, the Switch could beat the Wii U in under a year with a big holiday marketing push, and in all likelihood it'll eclipse it early in 2018. This is to ensure more people can buy the console. Combined with sales from its launch month in March, that will bring it to a total of almost 17 million units in its 13 months of availability. In a financial results briefing, Nintendo shared that Super Mario: Odyssey sold more than 2 million copies in the three days following its release. That console shipped more than 101.6 million units. Whether the scarcity is artificial or genuine, there continues to be a disconnect between the supply and demand of many Nintendo offerings.

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