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Nintendo Reportedly Doubling Switch Production For The Coming Year

High expectations.

The Nintendo Switch has got off to a record breaking start for Nintendo, in a way that seems to have almost caught the Japanese manufacturer by surprise. Certainly, it’s sold out in a lot of places, and the company are riding high on the positivity and critical acclaim surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting from sources within the supply chain that Nintendo are doubling their supply of consoles for the next financial year from 8 million consoles to 16 million consoles.

It’s an interesting report, certainly, and would suggest a newfound optimism in the company, but as Engadget points out, the Wii U also got off to a decent start, selling 3 million consoles in its first six weeks before stalling quite noticeably. Here’s hoping that Nintendo are reading their tea leaves correctly.

Source: Wall Street Journal via Engadget

  1. Eldave0
    Since: Aug 2008

    Glad to hear it. I personally know 5 people who want to get a Switch after seeing mine and they can’t find one anywhere.
    Can see the Switch being a big success if Nintendo handle it correctly. They won’t, obviously (its Nintendo) but I’ll keep my fingers crossed… ;)

    Comment posted on 17/03/2017 at 12:43.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      Tell them to try Nintendo’s own online store. They have them for sale right this moment, as opposed to saying out of stock as with all those Zelda amiibo I want.

      Comment posted on 17/03/2017 at 13:02.
  2. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    I hope it works out for them this time, BotW gave them a good head start and most of their IPs are generally well received so they just have to measure those out over the next few months to keep interest ticking along nicely.

    Comment posted on 17/03/2017 at 12:54.
  3. TrumpyMx
    Since: Nov 2016

    Ahh, Nintendo showing its true colours again. Create demand by inventing demand. It’s Wii all over again…

    I think consumers might think twice before falling for that trick again…

    Comment posted on 21/03/2017 at 13:19.
  4. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    It’s all well and good double production but erm…. the Switch has one of the worst launch line ups I’ve seen. There’s Zelda, that Mario game(both are standard expectations), the switch minigame collection and no, Shaving is not a fecking game! Feck you! Feck that advert! Feck the….

    Ahem, yeah, I hate that they tried to make shaving a game. I hate shaving my thick beard. How is that meant to be fun?

    But as i was saying,the line up is crap. If they can’t get more games out between now and the next six months, they risk a Wii U occuring.

    Comment posted on 21/03/2017 at 13:38.

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