Nintendo Plans To Double Production Of The Switch

If you’re feeling bummed that you wanted to get your hands on Nintendo’s Switch but haven’t been able to due to low stock, I’ve got good news. Nintendo is planning to double production of the console.

This is according to The Wall Street Journal, which reports that Nintendo is aiming to double production of the Switch to 16 million, which is double their original production goal of 8 million. Nintendo wanted to play things safe with the Nintendo Switch after the Wii U failed to move units, but now that the Switch is doing much better (breaking the 48-hour sales record for a console debut from Nintendo, a title that was originally held by the Nintendo Wii), Nintendo hopes to pounce on the system’s momentum and make even more units.

Production is set to start on April 1st of this year, and last until March 31st, 2018. However, if Nintendo sells out of that 16 million, they’ll have sold more in one year than the Wii U did in it’s entire lifetime. As it sits right now, Nintendo remains confident in its goal of selling at least 10 million units in its first fiscal year, which starts in April 2017.

 

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal

 

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