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.